We too often ignore a truth in our society; all things flow from the internal to the external. When ignored this is an out-of-balance situation. Individually or collectively, we cannot be our best if not in balance.
Balance cannot be achieved, much less maintained, when a leader makes a stand to the left or to the right. The balanced leader facilitates unity from the tense wisdom of the middle.
Listening to another person (or even a collective of persons) is not just about gathering information. Listening from your core into the core of others is the key to the chest of treasure. The greatest of the jewels to be found among the treasure is that of respect. −Wading the Stream of Awareness (Focus Chapter)
To facilitate a collective is to move toward and build upon understanding; the birth of alignment. Remember that consensus is about agreement, and is only one way to make a decision; and that alignment is about unity−and unity is an outcome of the balance created only in respectful dialgoue in the creative tension of the middle.
You are leveraging the heart of focus when allowing the clarity of your intended impact to guide your choices and decisions. (Focus Chapter)
In the hope of balance I have begun to think on, and talk much about, leading from the tension of the middle. Decision needs the clarity of choice as decision is external and choice is internal.
It is a beautiful paradox, that the narrowness of focus opens to one’s broad impact−a complex outcome of simple focus. From your core into the core of others: This is the magical balance when you are facilitating what is of most value to a collective.
See sister post, Letting Go into Focus