05 October 2011
Rev 'em Over or Rev 'em UP?
We're emerging from a power-over into a power-with paradigm of leadership. But even thought leaders are fish in the water of their own culture and so have blind spots about how they perpetuate old paradigm policies and behaviors.
An old paradigm behavior was to run over anyone who might "get in the way" of personal gain. That wasn't our oldest paradigm behavior. Measuring from the Big Bang, the dysfunction, death and greed that we have accepted as leadership occurs as a nanosecond - an isolated fall into a dangerous operative mythology about the human condition.
New paradigm leaders understand that it's better to rev people up than rev them over. They are trail blazers who ride the edge of creativity with much less certainty but far more stability than the dying breed who still doesn't get that the Golden Rule rules.