Meetings in Moccasins was written by Barbara Wittmann who is an IT consultant, leadership coach, and entrepreneur. Because of her quest for healthy concepts of leadership and growth, she explored the ancient wisdom of Native American cultures. She integrates their values and rituals into her business life.
The book is comprised of the following sections:
- The Chief
- The Corporate Wheel
- The Tribe
Within each section, the author discusses various concepts around leadership and personal development within multiple chapters. Throughout each chapter, she uses a metaphor of a chief and a tribe to explore these concepts. In addition, she uses multiple symbols to get across certain points. The symbols have the below meanings:
- Interview with a modern chief - Voices of people who are extraordinary entrepreneurs or have innovate ideas
- Your medicine bag - Fill the medicine bag to remind yourself of which values are important for your personal strength
- Your medicine walk - You will walk the path to your personal answers to a specific topic
- The Chief - Shows you the connection between old Native America wisdom and modern business
The book explore how today's managers meet the challenges of our time and how they must choose core values in order to become leaders. As a result, leaders need to manage their staff's personal development, which will further strengthen their companies.
The book is targeted at CEOs, Managers, Business Leaders, Project Managers, Teamleads, and HR Developers. By reading this book, leaders will lean more how to lead with wisdom and spiritual maturity to achieve sustainable success for their companies.