Transformational Leadership

Can Transformational Leadership Play A Part In Solving The Human Crisis?

Richard Cox asked:

You may have noticed the world is having some challenges with us humans at the moment. She is getting a bit hot under the collar, and probably wouldn’t think too much about wiping us off her face, like she did with the dinosaurs. Considering that the dinosaurs lived for hundreds of thousands of years, and some still live today, I would consider them pretty adaptable. Humans seem to be having some big challenges with changing these days, and yet we have the arrogance to mock the dinosaurs.

So what is it going to take for human beings to start working together on a global level, when we have such deep challenges working together in our own lives? Let alone that, but even with ourselves we have deep issues that we find hard to address, let alone speak about. We hide from the truth like it will kill us, and miss the opportunity to free ourselves and others in the process. Yes, some part of us may die (our ego), but then again, was it not what was causing the problem anyway?

Our current global, business, political and social leaders are starting to get the message, and there is movement to a greater awakening to the seriousness of our current situation. But is it going to work? Are we addressing the core issues, or have we missed something in our attempt to fix the situation? Are we missing an enormous opportunity to transform what it means to be human? A chance to see into the future for 1000’s of years, and see our species make a powerful contribution to the way life evolves?

We live in a time that is fundamentally different from any other that humanity has encountered before. We are more technologically advanced that we have ever been, and at the same time we have almost completely lost our ancient, sacred, natural wisdom that has guided our ancestors in living in harmony on this planet.

We have become arrogant in our ways of taking from the world around us, with little regard for the impacts that we have on others, sometimes half way around the world. As an example, in past generations, if a local group polluted a river, then the whole group suffered as a result. Today if a industrial process pollutes a river, the people around suffer, but not the ones that are doing the damage.

Our purchasing decisions that bring us our fast, convenient, packaged food, affect the conditions of life and living systems around the globe, yet we cannot see it. What will it take for us to wake up? What will it take for us to start leading ourselves and others in a way that has the potential to transform the way we are behaving?

Is Transformational Leadership something that will contribute to the evolution of humankind? If it is, how can we get it out there more effectively? How can we get it into the hearts and minds of the people around us? How can we live the principles and ideals that stand for transformation and leadership in our world, be it on a micro or macro level?

I don’t believe that it is the only solution, but I do believe that if we started treating and leading each other the way Transformational Leadership suggests, it could make a significant impact on the way we create our future.


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