One Step In A Journey (Guest Blog)

I met Ian Munro in the co-creative circle Kerry Parsons has opened to discuss Essential Living. Over the months of our conversations around what is essential living and how do we move beyond our adapted selves; those selves who cling to anger, resentment, bitterness, self-denigration and all other limiting behaviours, to embrace the essential magnificence of our humanity, we’ve created EssentialU. Our vision is to create a Greenhouse for Essential Living through which we can shift the lives of millions of people from adapted to essential living.

Today, Ian shares his first blog on the basics of Essential Leadership. Please do drop over to Ian’s. I’ve pasted in the beginning of his blog and if you click on the link, you’ll be directed to his brand new site. This is his first blog. Ian is committed to writing about Essential Leadership weekly — please do encourage him. His words are profound, his nature brilliant and his capacity to lead essentially very much needed in our world. Thanks!  And thanks Ian for sharing your brilliance so generously.

One Step In A Journey

by Ian Munro

As I made plans to embark on this self described mission to engage a discussion on the vital nature of leadership, I took some time contemplate the organizations that I have been privileged to be a part of. The greatest memories of each of them is the memories not only of the people themselves but the amazing potential they individually and collectively possessed? The  talents and perspective available to us are truly amazing if we only stop and look.

I don’t think I could have said that two years ago, when i was more interested in competing than collaborating. Back then I had not been introduced to what I now call my essential self. I don’t mean that “self” that always agonized over why my ideas weren’t accepted, or worried how someone else’s actions would affect me, or criticized a co-worker without truly asking what they were trying to accomplish, or filled in the blanks from an email not answered with what could be wrong, not what could be good. and I certainly don’t mean that self that looked for explanations to my own problems in someone else’s flaws… Read More

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