Development: How to move from personal development to impersonal/universal development?
Roux therefore pleads in a provocative way for an “impersonal” development, whose goal would be less to find and love our deep and unique Self but rather to access, through a double asceticism, to what is most impersonal, that is to say universal, in us: knowledge, love, memory, the experience of beauty, virtue, etc. We would thus be more faithful to the spirit of Socrates’ “Know thyself”, which has nothing to do with the fundamentally narcissistic introspection advocated by some DP gurus. According to Roux, Socrates meant rather: “Know your nature, know yourself not as yourself the only one, the singular, but as a human being; know your nature as a human being in order to rise to the height of your humanity.” Since one of the essential conditions for the successful implementation of collaborative governance is a change in the posture of (top) managers, freeing themselves as much as possible from their ego as Isaac Getz explains in his new book, the clarification proposed by Roux of what the goals of the DP should be, seems to me beneficial.
Laurent Ledoux has a varied experience both in the private and the public sector and specialized in restructuring and modernizing business units and administrations. He is founder, partner and Chairman of the Board of Phusis.