Compassionate Leadership for the Age of Radical Interconnectedness

The COVID-19 pandemic has taught us one important lesson: we are inherently interconnected with each other and with nature. Yet, witnessing the divisive political discourse, the anxiety and anger – all amplified by social media, it is this very lesson that we are finding so difficult to learn. We are reluctant to give up our “Me and Mine” thinking, putting our own fears, beliefs and identity above the acceptance of a more inclusive and interconnected perspective.  In this chapter we will explore how, through the practice of compassionate leadership, we can find a way to transform these destructive tendencies into positive action.

Even before the pandemic we could witness significant disruptions to planetary health such as climate change, biodiversity loss, pollution and social inequality, affecting our lives at all levels: our environment, our political structures, our economy, our communities, our sense of safety, health and well-being are all impacted…

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