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Inner Development Goals: Stories of Collective Leadership in Action


We are pleased to announce the forthcoming publication of a book on Inner Development Goals (IDGs) with one of the leading academic publishers, De Gruyter, co-edited by Eleftheria Egel and Mauricio Campos Suarez

The purpose of this book is to enhance the reader’s understanding of the IDGs framework, foster emotional connections and inspire action towards a more sustainable future, with a particular emphasis on ‘collective’ leadership.


Inner Development Goals: Stories of Collective Leadership in Action will collect inner development stories and practices, academic insights, case studies, tools & methods, reflections & questions as well as artistic expressions initiated and explored at IDGs gatherings around the world. The overall aim of the book is to become a repository of knowledge, best practices and inspiration that will support the work of IDGs networks and their members.


The book encompasses five categories, each aligning with the five dimensions and/or skills of the IDGs:

  • EXPRESS (Art): Emotions conveyed through art—paintings, photographs, or poetry—related to respective dimensions.
  • CONNECT (Stories): Engaging storytelling, sharing life stories, learning experiences, etc., tied to specific dimensions.
  • REFRAME (Frameworks & Research): Academic work and cognitive perspectives deepening understanding of each dimension.
  • PRACTICE (Tools, Practices, Enablers): Exploration of practices and techniques promoting inner development within specific dimensions.
  • REFLECT (Self-Inquiry): Invitations for readers to embark on a self-reflective journey, fostering new perspectives and worldviews.

What to Expect

As you delve into “Inner Development Goals,” anticipate a rich tapestry of narratives, research insights, and artistic expressions that collectively embody the spirit of collective leadership in action. This book is not just a read; it’s an invitation to explore, reflect, and contribute to the ongoing journey of inner development.

Stay tuned for the release date and join us in celebrating stories that inspire change and foster a conscious, interconnected world.

Portrait Eleftheria Egel

Eleftheria Egel

Eleftheria is a scholar, female mentor and impact-driven educational entrepreneur. The focus of her work is on social sustainability. Her research and publications are in the fields of spiritual, female and sustainability leadership & entrepreneurship. Her most recent publication is an edited collection on the ethical challenges and implications of the COVID-19 crisis management. She is Executive Board Member of One Planet Education Networks and Advisory Board Member of Ethics International Press. In the past, she served on the board of the Management, Spirituality & Religion division of the Academy of Management.

Eleftheria is passionate about helping others break down assumptions, encourage new ways of thinking and push the boundaries of what is possible in our lives, organizations and societies. She loves to learn and uplift others. Close to her heart lies girls’ education in developing countries.

Mauricio Campos Suarez

Mauricio is based in Basel, Switzerland. He is co-founder of the Swiss IDG Hub and coach & mentor of several startups. He is a certified and accredited Executive & Team Coach: PCC by ICF (International Coaching Federation), EIA & ITCA by EMCC (European Mentoring and Coaching Council), LCP (Leadership Circle Profile) & ICP (Agile Certified Professional) with 15+ years of experience in executive coaching & cultural transformation work, new ways of working and agile. He is a Systems Engineer from UTN (Buenos Aires) and an Executive MBA from IE University (Madrid). He has a diverse background of 20 years working in large corporations as a change agent in business transformations with a special focus on leadership development, customer experience, digital health innovation, ecosystem co-creation and internal process optimization.

He lives by the principle that everyone is a leader. When people better understand themselves and their system, the impact (and unintended impact) they have, and identify their purpose, they are in a great position to lead. His mission is to help leaders and organizations increase their connection and engagement to create the best work environment where everyone feels valued and maximizes their effectiveness.

Portrait Mauricio Campos Suarez
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