Responsible leadership?

What is responsible leadership?

As I start the day I am aware that leadership is not in only the mighty and glorious moments; it is also in the little things. As my friend Arvind commented in this blog, Obama is inspiring, yet each of us need to do our bit.

Sometimes I want to scream in America when I see so much consumption and so much waste. How did this society at one time so inspiring and creative fall to this level?

This is the land of the disposable!

One year on Cape Cod, I was amazed when I saw for the first time people arriving at their beach side rental units, with cars full of huge packages. What could they possible contain, I wondered. What they contained were massive amounts of disposable paper towels, disposable paper cups and plates, and disposable plastic cutlery. I quickly learned that this was so that the vacationers never had to wash up after a meal. Paper plates and plastic knives, forks and spoons, were being used because it is easier to throw them away than to wash real plates and cutlery, and kitchen paper was being used to clean, again because it’s easier to throw away than to use a cleaning cloth.

Where is all that paper going? When did it become acceptable to pile up rubbish instead of taking a few minutes to wash and clean?
On the other hand, it is becoming increasingly obvious that a resource we took for granted in the west, may soon become a very scarce and valuable commodity. Water! 
Maybe then there is an argument for all that paper after all  …… I really do not know. The Water problem really worries me. I mean .. we need water to survive!


About Carole Brown, Learning Coach and Repatterning Practitioner

My early days as a biologist and my career as a leadership consultant and learning coach have largely influenced the work I do now. I am attracted to many different spheres of knowledge and wisdom, especially those that are on the cutting edge and relate to the processes underlying change. "Resonance Repatterning" is an energetic approach to transforming our patterns and moving beyond the blocks that keep us from reaching our highest self. It is a stunning process that gets right to the core and elegantly identifies what needs to be transformed. I first studied RR in 2000 before we had quantum physicists explaining the basis for energy work. Now we have the science, there's every reason to embrace this evolutionary approach to change and growth and use it to explore how to become your best self.
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1 Response to Responsible leadership?

  1. paulrobertsmexico says:

    In Mexico, not only is the disposable consumer culture growing, but also a significant number of people think they can dispose of their disposable plates, cutlery etc and other rubbish by throwing it out of car windows or dumping it in beauty spots.

    It’s sad to see so much litter in some of the most beautiful parts of Mexico.


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