Nothing Missing Leadership
July 28-30 2017
What is wisdom? What is power?
How does the forest manifest these?
What can natural systems teach us about how to access our wisdom and use our power as leaders to change our view of, and effect on, the world?
With roots firmly planted in the earth and
crowns swaying freely in the open sky,
we come out of the shadows into
fresh breeze and the full brilliance of the sun.
Like a tree, unmoving and always moving,
a strong leader is truly rooted in values - and
genuinely responsive to the elements and to life’s vicissitudes.
Leadership is elemental.
Power derives from awareness and skillful application of effortless flow,
earthy richness, creative heat, and vigorous wind.
Wisdom is the realization that all these elements arise spontaneously
from the fifth: vast space.
The first four elements together are practicality.
Space is vision.
Wise and powerful leadership depends on
joining vision and practicality for the benefit of all beings.