The hero’s journey, by definition, is a Big Journey, in which something with far-reaching effects is achieved through great personal peril. Classical warrior heroes
These days, we get many of our leadership lessons from cable news, where the correspondents often present themselves as leaders of public opinion, and–during
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
The anonymous comment on The Crown, in response to “Next Steps” (November 19, 2020), provides a nice opportunity to further elaborate
Below is a summary of key points pertaining to Leadership and Bliss.
1. Everyone is engaged in leadership, because each
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