The call for increased creativity in the workplace brings with it a concomitant challenge: how will the world of cool professionalism stand up to the inevitable heat and volatility that accompanies people's emotional and spiritual lives? It is problematic to assume, poet David Whyte explains, that you can ask people to create and also to behave.The Heart Aroused
explores these and related issues in an inspiring, grounded, thought-provoking way, and is the best nonverse book by a poet since Robert Bly'sIron John
. Interwoven with carefully selected poems to illustrate Whyte's points,The Heart Aroused
is necessary reading for any professional who secretly harbors a poet's soul.