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Stephen Legault's Carry Tiger to Mountain reminds us that social activism and personal awareness need each other to be complete, that undisciplined activism and passive spirituality both lead nowhere. Legault's account of his personal experiences with activism demonstrate that he learned these lessons first hand. This is an important book for anyone who dreams of a better world.
—Rex Weyler, author of Greenpeace: The Inside Story (Rex Weyler Greenpeace)

Stephen Legault's marvelous ability to connect the experiences of the present leaders of social causes with the wisdom of the ancients shows us all that there is a passage through the often seeming insurmountable obstacles of the present, a way that enables all who care to be successful in their personal lives as well as in their chosen work.
—Brock Evans, US Endangered Species Coalition (Brock Evans Brock Evans)

Stephen Legault believes the Tao te Ching contains much that can help people who are working to change the world.... His sincerity, and the concrete examples he gives, will make you receptive to what he has to say.
The Vancouver Sun (Vancouver Sun)

It is the work of an honest and dedicated layman who's looking for guidance in his vocation.
—George Fetherling, New Brunswick Reader (George Fetherling New Brunswick Reader)

This is a fascinating book about carrying the Tao of Lao Tzu to leadership in social issues and activist movements in Western Civil society. It is a timely book about the role of spirituality in activism that covers the left side of the social and political spectrum. It is a relief to see that the whold world hasn't been converted to the fundamentalist Christian conservative side.
—Books On Line/Amazon (John Matlock Books On Line/Amazon)

Carry Tiger to Mountain: The Tao of Activism and Leadership pairs a modern interpretation of Lao Tzu's Tao te Ching to Western leadership goals and values, considering how these principles can be applied in a new era of spirituality in activism. Experiences of present leaders of social causes blend with the author's own decades of experience as a social and political activist: from mistakes to ego in organizational management, everything is covered.
Bookwatch (Diane Donovan Bookwatch/California)

Legault has crafted a solid spiritual guide.... This is both a wise meditation and a good source of strategies for activism, one of the most important being how to step back and get a grip.
Montreal Mirror (Montreal Mirror)

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Lao Tzu's Tao te Ching interpreted for activists and leaders – spiritual activism for the 21st century.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 225 pages
  • Publisher: Arsenal Pulp Press (April 1, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1551522004
  • ISBN-13: 978-1551522005
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,875,449 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By B. McEwan VINE VOICE on November 5, 2009
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Anyone who has spent some years of her/his life as an activist learns many things along the way. We tend to internalize these insights and carry the learning with us, but sometimes don't have the language to talk about them, or even to think about what they mean in terms of our personal leadership styles. Stephen Legault articulates those things that we know, but at the same time weren't fully aware of, by putting them in the context of the ancient Chinese wisdom book, the Tao te Ching.

An activist is by definition, active. We are always on the move, speaking, writing and doing. Legault offers us a chance to stop and consider how our leadership abilities are derived from our spiritual sense and how, in turn, our sense of spirit can more fully inform our leadership, if only we will sit back for a minute and let it do so. For those of us who come out of a Western heritage, the Tao offers a very different, gentler way of looking at the world, as well as at oneself. Legault makes this ancient viewpoint accessible, even if you have little experience with Eastern philosophies.

This is a beautifully written book that is full of insight. And it is a book that, once read and savored, you will return to time and time again.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on September 23, 2006
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CARRY TIGER TO MOUNTAIN: THE TAO OF ACTIVISM AND LEADERSHIP pairs a modern interpretation of Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching to Western leadership goals and values, considering how these principles can be applied in a new era of spirituality in activism. Experiences of present leaders of social causes blend with the author's own decades of experience as a social and political activist: from mistakes to ego in organizational management, everything is covered.

Diane C. Donovan

California Bookwatch
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Madeline Stanionis on May 31, 2006
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Steph Legault offers an unusual perspective on activism in his new, thought-provoking book. It is a highly personal take on the spiritual, passionate nature of taking part in the world in a positive way. While I think it's a great book for "professional" activists to read, I also think the person who lives life actively will get something out of too. Highly recommended!

(I should also disclose that Steph interviewed me for the book, but I'd like it even if he didn't!)
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