Preface: Why Innocence? 1. Innocence - By Percy Bysshe Shelley; 2. Why a Second Innocence? 3. Rediscovering the Daily Journey; 4. Most of Life Is Rowing; 5. Full Speed Ahead In The Wrong Direction; 6. Reclaiming Awe and Wonder; 7. Falling in Love with Detours; 8. What Did You Love to Do as a Child? 9. Reclaiming the Parts of Us from Which We Turned Away; 10. What Trees Can Teach Us; 11. It's a Great Life if You Don't Weaken; 12. Mr. Thom's Lesson: Courage; 13. My Kids' Favorite Subject; 14. Once You're Out of Bed, the Rest Is Easy; 15. Introduction - Falling in Love with Work Again; 16. Your Job Is Bigger than You Think; 17. Choose Your Glasses Carefully; 18. Getting Past Your Expiration Date; 19. Bake a Cake for the Office Troublemaker; 20. The Innocent Leader; 21. Before I Die, I Must...; 22. Reclaiming the Journey of Faith; 23. My First Funeral; 24. The Antidote to Boredom; 25. Do You Believe in Miracles? 26. The Burned-Out Buddha; 27. Sports and the Second Innocence; 28. Each of Us Is a Church of One; 29. Introduction - Rediscovering Innocence in Relationships; 30. Second Innocence in Love; 30. The Power of Not Now-Presence & the Art of Love; 32. Introduction - On the Road to Second Innocence; 33. The Principle of the Five Rows; 34. The Simplest Wisdom... Start!; 35. Older, Wiser, Still Learning
John Izzo has devoted the past 25 years of his life and career to facilitating deeper conversations about values, work, life, leadership and success. He has worked with thousands of leaders, professionals and front-line colleagues to foster workplaces of excellence, purpose, learning and renewal. His clients have ranged from high tech to high touch, hotels to hospitals, and from government agencies to entrepreneurial start-ups. Drawing on his early work in ministry and thousands of programs on creating "Spirited Workplaces," Dr. Izzo challenges people to strive to live their values, connect with each other and to humbly balance achievement with fulfillment. Dr. Izzo is the author of three books Awakening Corporate Soul: Four Paths to Unleash the Power of People at Work, Awakening Corporate Soul: the Companion Team Workbook and Values Shift: The New Work Ethic and What it Means for Business. He has served on the faculties of The University of California -San Diego, and Kent State University. He has published over 60 articles and has been interviewed for publications including, Fast Company, the Wall Street Journal, the LA Times, Nurseweek, Working Woman, Redbook, Healthcare Forum Journal, American Medical Journal and has appeared on CNN, Wisdom Network, Canada- AM and ABC World News.