This suggests that the democracy/autocracy debate is fundamentally a red herring that diverts the attention from the real question of legitimacy
Jim Collins has rightfully indicated that a key quality of exceptional leaders is humility. This view has become increasingly current, with the growing interest in the spiritual quotient of leadership and the growing body of work in the field of servant leadership.
This indicates that any proper and useful definition of empowerment would have three categories in it, namely those of means, ability and accountability.
The ecstasy experienced by surfers is a simple manifestation of Majesty.
The sad reality is that the understanding of empowerment that is current our country at the moment seems to confirm the issue of expectation rather than that of contribution.
It turns out that the worker has exactly the same expectation that the manager has, and that is that those people in charge of him should care for him and give him an opportunity to grow.
Receptive attention means that in that moment you give attention to things that are actually going on; you are actually perceiving the world itself and not some very limited part of it defined by your objectives.
It is absolutely essential then that we cultivate the capacity to recognize struggle so that we can deal with it in a healthy and enlightening manner.
One of the reasons that people purposely avoid stepping outside their comfort zones, is to avoid being challenged. We want to surround ourselves with others like us, the contemporary world is no less full of tribal concerns than the era’s which we have labeled dark.
We pursue wealth because people think wealth, our goods will somehow protect us and we end up discovering that the goods don’t protect us. You have to protect the goods.