As one interested in mind/body science, I’ve always enjoyed reading Deepak Chopra. Today one of my friends on Facebook drew my attention to a recent interview about his views on leadership.
Here’s an excerpt that caught my eye, where he talks about the foundation of leadership as a spiritual quest….
“The more expanded your awareness is, the more you can see yourself as part of the web of relationships that constitute life, then the more contextually you see things, the more you are likely to have intuitive and creative and visionary and sacred responses instead of the fight/flight or reactive response that we see amongst our leaders today.”
Chopra says that most leadership is a function of fight/flight or reactive ego responses, because leaders have not been taught to respond from a higher or soul level. “Our educational system does not nurture the psychological, emotional and spiritual development of children or human beings so that studies show that the average male in most societies stops growing emotionally after the age of fourteen.”
Excerpt of an interview of Deepak Chopra by Mandy de Waal.
To see the full article, go to http://spinspanner.com/2009/06/spirits-in-a-material-world/