In this exchange we are exploring the wide arena of leadership and reaching out to sense its emergent nature in our lives at this time. We each are experiencing, though in varied ways and perceptions, the changes occurring in the world and in ourselves. We sense that leadership is not something out there, but rather it is right here in how we choose to live every day in the various circumstances and roles we operate in.
We are not inviting you to a certain method or methodology of leadership, but rather into the bigger inquiry of how we can each individually and collectively lead a life of meaning and purpose, a life of learning and development, and growth.
As we explore how we humans are finding ourselves in these times of change, a useful metaphor is the idea updating our
internal operating system. This frame of reference proposes that certain elements of our humanity carried us through the ages and that are still essential going forward, but are being revitalized in a whole new way through the new operating system emerging at this time of crisis, discovery, and change.
Our fingerprints are unique; the iris in our eyes is unique; therefore, each one is allowed and should be permitted to find their uniqueness to be able to locate, understand, learn, know who they are, and what they can offer from themselves that is completely their own. It is a contribution to the whole of their community, their country, and their time. I think this is a part of the quest of many young people today who are meeting to ask, "Who am I, and what can I do?" Not because someone tells me to, but because it's my human right to explore it in my own way.