How does blissful leadership look, though, in the face of constant attacks and demands? It is easy to be non-attached in the theoretical, but what about when, say, a leader is regularly confronted and challenges by decisions s/he has made (i.e. the Dean of Ethnic Studies). How does one remain resolute in one’s decision while at the same time, ensuring that all sides have been heard?
We’ve spilled a good deal of ink on the value of non-attachment in previous blog entries. To repeat, non-attachment is the ability to yield control over outcomes, and it is a core teaching in our effort to define a non-heroic, peaceful, harmonious, and more rewarding form of leadership.