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1 Way of the Peaceful Warrior By: Paul Renouf Author: Dan Millman

2 Overview of the Book Main Characters Dan Millman – junior in college, world champion gymnast Socrates – gas station attendant, spiritual teacher Where are you? …. HERE What time is it? …. NOW. What are you? …. THIS MOMENT.

3 Relation to Group Dynamics Leadership and power Tuckman’s 5 stages of group development Conflict resolution Feedback is a very important quality of a leader. The Energy Bus – Driving your own bus.

4 Feedback The good, the bad, and the ugly. Feedback is important for teams to work more effectively together. In Way of the Peaceful Warrior, Socrates gives a lot of feedback, but it was not always a positive. “A warrior acts; only a fool reacts” Sometimes the negative, or corrective feedback is better than no feedback.

5 Conflict Resolution In Way of the Peaceful Warrior, the main conflict is Dan’s mind. Socrates explains “You must cut yourself free from your illusions.” Resolving conflict has a few steps to it: Step 1: Prepare for Resolution Acknowledge the conflict, discuss the impact Step 2: Understand the Situation Clarify positions Step 3: Reach Agreement

6 Leadership “Develop the wisdom to use the right leverage at the right time”

7 Driving Your Own Bus “ A warrior acts; only a fool reacts” “You control you. Master you.” “Others love to thrust limitations on us, they only become true if we accept them”

8 Tuckman’s Theory Forming Dan and Socrates meet, forming a team. Storming Dan gets angry with Socrates feedback, and leadership style which creates constant resistance and confusion. Norming Dan starts to realize that Socrates is very wise, and is helping Dan become a peaceful warrior. Performing Socrates and Dan have a great relationship and Dan is starting to retain the life lessons taught by Socrates and become a peaceful warrior. Adjourning The final realization of all that Dan had learning from Socrates.

9 How does this relate to my family? Leadership – leverage Tuckman’s 5 stages of group development Conflict Resolution Feedback Controlling your own life

10 Quotes “There are no ordinary moments” “A Warrior acts; only a fool reacts.” “If you don’t get what you want, you suffer. If you get what you want, you suffer.” “Take out the trash. Clear your mind of everything you don’t need.” “Knowledge is not the same as wisdom. Knowledge is knowing – wisdom is doing.” A warrior is 'happy without reason'. Dan comes to the sad realization that his life has been about achieving happiness through victory, but even as a 'winner' he experiences the same common unhappiness of most people.


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