We are entering a fundamentally new epoch in the human story. We are entering the time of convergence.
I recently did a fascinating piece of work for Telenor Pakistan, where it became apparent to me that this business was deeply benign, not only because of how it was run, but also by the nature of what is does.
It has to be clear, however, that what we put forward as accountability is not the same thing as holding people accountable for results.
The nature of control is to waste value. They function like the brake in a car. Every time you apply the brake you by definition waste energy that has already been put into the system.
If we are smart enough with how we respond to trauma, the aftermath of it is an experience of awe. The self is led to a place where it stops controlling. It turns its gazes to that which is vast and overwhelming, and from the position of gratitude, appreciates its magnificence.
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.