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.
In this time of distress concerning the COVID-19 pandemic, we are reminded of Susan Sontag’s path-breaking 1978 book, Illness as Metaphor
One of the problems with the concept of heroism
is its appeal to the ego’s need to stand out from the crowd, to be
Over the last several installments, we’ve been fleshing out the virtues of non-attachment and setting up this stance as alternative to both the traditional
We’ve already indicated that it’s important not to confuse non-attachment with such attitudes as insensitivity or numbness. Revisiting In the Line of Fire (see Michael
We’ve already discussed Frank Reagan’s (Tom Selleck) ability to find creative solutions to problems in our post called “The Creative Leader” (March 31, 2017). We
A word often used in both psychological and spiritual discourse describes the leadership trait we introduced in the last entry: non-attachment. Non-attachment is the ability
What kind of answer can we give to those who meet with, and feel overwhelmed by, the complex problems and pressures of leadership in larger,
This much said, here is a partial list of comments that Bill has gathered from other academic leaders, in response to the question, “What causes