By “leadership,” I’m not referring to a position on an organization chart, but rather, borrowing from Kevin Cashman’s inside-out definition1: leadership is authentic self expression that creates value for others. Even that definition has an “all-quadrant all-level” quality as “authentic self expression” speaks to our individual agency, while “value for others” speaks to the beauty, goodness and relationships we create with and for others. Moreover, “value” could mean many things, but in a leadership sense, certainly one thing it means is bringing people up in their level of consciousness, for example, in service of a worthy purpose or in connection with others.
this from an interview with Ken Wilber, here:
http://integrallife.com/member/ginny-wh ... leadership
more material here, on bringing Zen to your career path:
http://www.metro.us/newyork/life/articl ... areer-path
I'd like to know what people make of this. For myself, I'm interested in what it presupposes: that somehow Zen taken to be relevant to managing one's life for a popular readership: it doesn't take a lot of explaining.