Tony Daloisio begins Act 2 with a story of a recent experience he had at lunch with a good friend. Presented with what could have easily become a confrontation, he describes facing a “moment of truth” and how slowing down, opening his heart choosing to empathize deepened the friendship.
Tony leads us into a discussion highlighting his own work as well as that of Robert Kegan. He weaves elegantly between inner and outer work, touches on the importance of self-awareness, and points us toward noticing the feedback the outside world is constantly serving up.
He offers his divorce as a clear example of a wakeup call that he chose to answer. In doing so he consciously faced the man in the mirror, “took myself on,” as he says, and got about the deep, challenging business of making real, tangible change.
Tony riffs on the role ego plays in how men maintain a shell they present not only to the outside world, but also place between themselves and their own inner beings. From there, he brings us into the “three portals: Behavioral, Psychological, and Spiritual.”
We wrap Act 2 riffing on the importance of accountability and responsibility in leading a good, imperfect, Journeyman Life, and end with not only valuable gems of wisdom, but also actionable suggestions to begin to develop one’s “inner guidance system.”
Dr. Tony Daloisio was trained as an organizational psychologist and has practiced in that field for over thirty years, serving hundreds if not thousands of businesses, not-for-profit organizations, schools, hospitals, NGOs, and government agencies/military operations. His work with them has incorporated strategic planning and implementation, change management, team development, executive coaching, and executive education. He has been a professor in the MBA program at Georgia Tech’s Scheller College of Business, teaching leadership and organizational change. In the early parts of his career, which began in education, he was an inner-city high school principal where he advocated for disadvantaged youth. He received a Ph.D. from the University of Connecticut in the field of Organizational Psychology and Counseling Psychology, where he received a fellowship for his research in leadership style and taught graduate courses in psychology.
In the early 2000s he forged a partnership with the late Dr. Stephen R. Covey, author of the blockbuster New York Times bestseller The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, and then his son, Stephen M. R. Covey to develop the consulting practice Principle Centered Leadership and teach The 7 Habits course around the world.
He founded and has been the CEO of Charter Oak Consulting group for thirty years. The company was listed as one of Inc. Magazine’s fastest-growing companies and has been awarded numerous citations for best-in-class consulting projects in various industries.
In 2017 he co-authored a highly acclaimed business book with Kendall Lyman entitled, Change the Way You Change.
Tony lives in Washington Depot, Connecticut, and Atlanta, Georgia, with his wife, Teresa Hargrave. He is the proud father of Tim Daloisio and Morgan Daloisio and grandfather to Ryan, Julia, Addie, and James. He is enjoying his consulting practice with schools, NGOs, business startups, and a variety of mission-driven companies. He has a love of the outdoors, hiking, biking, and his favorite, golf. With the publishing of this book, The Journeyman Life, he will be conducting training programs for men to lead groups of men interested in applying the ideas and tools from the book.