Our task as leaders is not only to challenge discrimination when we see it. When it comes to long term change, the far greater challenge is to find ways of building new cultures.
One of the biggest opportunities of this new reality is the invitation to begin to interrogate some of the assumptions and stories that have developed in our work and home lives.
The question isn’t whether we should be self-critical…the question is whether self-criticism or self-compassion is the more resourceful attitude. Which of them helps us to be the people we want to be, and in which situations?
You can have all the tools in the world, but if you are not centered enough or comfortable enough in your own skin, you’ll never implement them. The problem can appear to be a lack of leadership skills… often the real problem is a lack of identity.
In a world where actually being face to face with other people is now something of a rarity, it’s become even more apparent what it means to be present.
Leadership which revolves around an ability to micro-manage every possible outcome is no longer an option. Perhaps warriorship means letting go of the need to control the world around and inside of us…