A piece on leadership, so well articulated by the folks at Acumen.org.
“Leadership is a sacred trust like priesthood in civilized, humane religions. No one gets into it lightly or unadvisedly because it demands qualities of mind and discipline, of body and will, far beyond the need of the ordinary citizens.”
True leadership requires a spiritual grounding, the humility to cultivate a shared consciousness that we are truly connected to one another.
It requires confronting our own internal fears and external resentments.
It means moving from a place that holds sacred the notion that “I am, because you are.”
The work of change can be bone-tiringly difficult. And there are no roadmaps, just a few newly worn paths in some places, wide open fields of possibility in others.