Art and video by Jeremy Collins.
According to the Institute for Economics and Peace, the world became LESS peaceful in 2010 for the second year in a row. It is interesting to note which countries are more peaceful than others. According to the research, violence costs the world economy more than $7 Trillion… surely making the world a safer place would do a lot for the entire world!
How long will it take for the consciousness of peace (you can’t fight violence with violence) to win?
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What is clarity and how does it apply to leadership?
Clarity refers to the clearness in what you are thinking and the quality of being clearly expressed and understood. As a leader, the clearer you are, the more effective you are. The more unclear you are, the more inefficient and ineffective your actions will be.
So clarity is critical to effective leadership!
How do you get clear? Is it a case of sitting down and thinking everything through thoroughly? In our experience more mental processing does not lead to more clarity… it leads to a reinforcement of the same thinking that was unclear in the first place!
To get clear requires a process of unthinking or unlearning in which the emotional and psychological layers are peeled off to reveal the core “truth.” This core truth or idea results in a cognition or “ah ha!”
The resultant clarity is palpable. Decisions made from this place are usually the right ones that lead to more clarity and more results.
“Repression is not the way to virtue. When people restrain themselves out of fear, their lives are by necessity diminished. They become rigid and defensive, and their self stops growing. Only through freely choosing discipline can life be enjoyed, and still kept within the bounds of reason. If a person learns to control his instinctual desires, not because he has to, but because he wants to, he can enjoy himself without becoming addicted.”
– Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi