Leadership of Others…

Leadership of Others…

What if all conflicts and failures stem from a single source from the tiniest disagreements and disappointments at home or work to major military encounters and failed relations between and among nations? 

“What if we systematically misunderstand that cause? And what if, as a result, we systematically perpetuate the very problems we think we are trying to solve?”[1]

The basis for peace and joy, understanding, collaboration, and outstanding results at home, work, the community, and among nations rest entirely on understanding the human condition—the nature of humankind.

Attitudes, thoughts, and feelings of frustration, irritation, impatience, jealously, blame, worry, doubt, hatred, fear, greed, ego, and apathy overwhelm our consciousness. We get stuck. We become fixed on the self—on personal survival. We believe that for us to win others must lose. We seek fulfillment from what’s outside of us. The secret lies within. “Success is an inside job!” We cannot achieve excellence in our homes, or organizations, or our world without originating excellence in our own consciousness first.

In order to become a better spouse, parent, sibling, neighbor, co-worker, manager or leader we must become a better person. We can only achieve—and sustain— excellence when we release confusion, hatred, and resentment and find peace within ourselves and with others.




[1] The Arbinger Institute, Leadership and Self-Deception

Grant Stewart