We’ve all had the exhilarating experience of meshing with others to create something unprecedented: a winning performance or a breakthrough project. But all too often we come away from these “in the zone” endeavors without the tools to sustain that energy, individually or collectively.
First as a scientist, then a yoga teacher, and later as a business consultant, Paul Deslauriers has always been fascinated with the flow of energy through systems.
From studying the effects of oil spills on ecosystems to the consequence of dysfunctional group behavior in companies and corporations, he has identified the six essential characteristics that create and sustain high-energy group performance:
- 1) Promote holistic relationships and communication
- 2) Embrace diversity and dynamic balance
- 3) See possibility and accept uncertainty
- 4) Maintain openness and flow
- 5) Clarify intention and co-create alignment
- 6) Cultivate synergy
Paul has worked with companies as diverse as ARCO, J. Walter Thompson, and the U.S. Coast Guard to create a “flow” that resulted in higher levels of productivity and profit. Utilizing his six characteristics, any relationship—from a marriage or partnership to a global business enterprise—can always be In the High-Energy Zone.
Readers at Amazon.com commented on In the High Energy Zone:
“Paul Deslauriers has written an extraordinary book that speaks clearly to the energetic exchanges that occur in relationships of all types. Through his sharing he provides clues for readers regarding the exchanges that are being experienced in daily interactions, thus pointing the way toward a cleaner, healthier, less stressful approach. If you are a trainer in an organization or just an individual who wishes to further your understanding of your interactions with others – this is an excellent read.”
“A mutual friend told me about this book when she was previewing it and it was her enthusiasm and recommendation that led me to purchase the book. I read the first half of the book in the first day (I couldn’t put it down!) and then ordered additional copies to share with friends. For anyone who sees the world energetically – who takes in information about their surroundings in this manner – who translates experience by reading and feeling the energy of others and their surroundings – this book is an incredible confirmation. Paul Deslauriers shares – openly – his from his personal experience and talks in plain terms about the energetics of those experiences and how that information plays out in his life. Additionally, there is wonderful organizational information – and I, as a person who has done Organizational Training and Development, felt such a sense of upliftment to read experiences and beliefs which mirror my own in this realm. For me this book underlines that which I have believed to be true about the world, organizations, relationships. Whether you are in an organizational or personal relationship that finds you questioning its essence or parts, or you are ready for a dynamic read, you will love this book. It is a gift to read words that resonate so deeply.” B.J.R.
PART I -THE HIGH-ENERGY ZONE
A Journey Toward the High-Energy Zone
Groups As Energized Systems
PART 2 -THE SIX ENERGIZING CHARACTERISTICS
Developing Relationships, Interacting Holistically, Embracing Diversity,
Maintaining a Dynamic Balance Seeing Possibility, Accepting Uncertainty,
Keeping Open, Remaining in the Flow, Co-Creating Intention, Reinforcing Alignment
PART 3 – GROUP ENDEAVORS
IN THE HIGH-ENERGY ZONE
The Oregon Country Fair Family
The High-Tech Community of Silicon Valley
The Kripalu Community Experiment
PART 4 – RECHARGING YOUR ENERGY FIELDS
Raising Group Energy Fields
PART 5 -A GUIDE TO ALIGNING
WITH ENERGY’S NATURE
Co-Creating the High-Energy Zone