Volume 4: A Time for Leadership
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A Time for Leadership
by Mel Christie
It is important to ask all our friends, colleagues, and readers to be safe and stay healthy as we all face this global challenge. There is an abundance of information available about what this is and what we can each do to take care of ourselves and each other. Please respect your best intentions and follow recommended guidelines. Many of us are turning to time honored sources for not only information, but also for comfort and reassurance.
We are sharing our experiences using today’s extensive communication tools. Let us remember that there are millions of people who do not have access to these and other facilities that many of us take for granted. There are millions who are sick and dying that we desperately want to comfort. There are countless professionals caring for them at their own peril. All this we know. Let us as leaders keep it uppermost in our attention and intentions.
It may be already obvious to you that leadership is essential during this time. Evident the need for urgent action today. Look at the immediacy of the demand for accurate guidelines and decision making. The world is flocking to those who provide leadership they can count on and follow. The internet is flooded with articles about effective leadership especially in this time of crises. We are becoming proficient at discerning what’s relevant or not.
I want to turn our attention to what happens next. Will the lessons of compassionate leadership become our new way of being with each other? Will what we have learned about effective communication become embedded in our lives? Will our practices of contribution to health, safety and well-being for ourselves and those around us continue? It is often said that tragedy and suffering bring out the best in ourselves. Will we continue to be congruent with our best selves? We discern examples of leadership clarity and competence around the world today. Will we continue to support these examples as guides for our future? Our contributions to the future we dream has already started. Will we stand in it proudly together?
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“In this time of crisis, I am asking that all of us intentionally send our thoughts and prayers to all those suffering in the world. To the caregivers, health care professionals, and providers of our sustenance, send your protective energy. To all those in need of basic services during this time, send your aid, even if spiritually. To all those who have experienced loss, send your comfort. To all those who lead, send your intention for global togetherness.
We are in this time together. Let us not only be aware, but also open our hearts to each other. Perhaps we will remember to keep them open long after this crisis passes.”
- Step into a behavior that feels natural
- Be awake to the experience
- Step into a way of being that is unfamiliar to you
- Be sure it is mutually beneficial
- Be awake to the experience
- Purposefully repeat the newer way of being
- What did you notice about personal authenticity?
- What expanded way of being would feel natural in the future?
- What are you learning about yourself that is congruent?
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