She contrasts two very different visions of leadership the one in service to

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She contrasts two very different visions of leadership: the one in service to the common good; the other, detrimental to it. Recognizing the difficulty of trying to serve the whole from within the existing dominant paradigms, she argues that it is
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109 therefore critical to train and support leaders who are attempting to do this difficult work on a global scale. III — CONNECTING INNER AND OUTER LEADERSHIP What each of us does in the outer world is profoundly influenced by what each of us is within our deepest selves. This section explores this connection from several powerful, diverse vantage points, and challenges each of us to ask ourselves: What, at the root of our identity, is motivating our actions? How does our inner state of being affect our impact in the world? To what higher goal or purpose are we pledging ourselves? 11. POSITIVE EMOTIONAL RESONANCE THROUGH BIOPSYCHOLOGY: An Emerging Field for Leadership “No man is an island,” the poet John Donne wrote and scientific research is proving that our moods, especially those of leaders, profoundly affect everyone around us by a process of “limbic resonance.” In accessible language, Susan Andrews, founder and coordinator of Future Vision Ecological Park in Sao Paulo, Brazil, explains how emotions are directly linked to our biochemistry; in particular, our hormones and neurotransmitters, which have also been termed “molecules of emotion.” Practical exercises, which reduce the hormones of anger and aggression, and build those supporting collaboration and connection, can help us to evolve a new paradigm of collective leadership, to transform tension into harmony, and dominance into partnership. 12. BRINGING CHANGE THROUGH PRACTICAL IDEALISM : Emerging Models of Community Leadership in Pakistan There is a growing body of literature on transformative leadership from the world over. One such study, undertaken by Mehjabeen Abidi Habib, author of the book
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110 Green Pioneers, shows that Pakistan also has a group of individuals who are making remarkable differences to community development and nature conservation. This essay focuses on the motives of leaders the author terms practical idealists. Premised on the view that humans seek meaning in life, it presents a typology of inner meaning based on ecological anthropology and comparative religion. Examining cases of pioneering work, it suggests that multiple meanings, ranging from science-based classifications to experiences of transcendent unity, increase our concern for others. It concludes that this is not a culture-specific phenomenon, but a perennial human quest that spans place and time. 13. TRAINING MIND FOR LEADERSHIP : Skillful Means — Releasing Our Human Potential While Working Arnaud Maitland, director of Center for Skillful Means is a successful business entrepreneur and a longtime student and practitioner of Tibetan Buddhism. Skillful Means, a method that applies ancient wisdom to contemporary situations, is a training of the mind while we are working. The seemingly simple practices, done on the job,
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