I good book review makes you want to buy the book and this review of John Shuster’s book Answering Your Call: A Guide for Living Your Deepest Purpose on the Books@Leadership Network Blog makes me want to go right over to Amazon and pick this bad boy up.
Shuster’s book is both illuminating and practical. He explains the art of the mentor as “evocateur” and “provocateur”. The former elicits from within us hidden yearnings, reflects back to us unexpected potential, and sees things our biased self-analysis missed. The evocateur empowers the “ego-self dialogue” in which self delusion meets personal authenticity. The latter confronts with stark realities, reflects back to us uncomfortable truths, and challenges us to keep going. The provocateur empowers the “self-stranger dialogue” in which awakening identity meets real world.