When I was 19 I took my youngest brother boating on a nearby pleasure lake. He was only six years old and as I rowed across the shallow water he became quite scared. I stopped and explained that because this was the first time he had been in a boat, the rocking was completely different from anything he had experienced before. But there was no real danger. The boat wasn’t tipping over as he was afraid it might do. And even if it did, the water was very shallow and we could easily walk to shore, dry off, and start again. Once he got used to it, the rocking of the boat could even be fun!
These times of churning can often seem like this: the changes we face are different from what we have been used to in the past, but usually there is no real danger. If there is, the tools of Inner Leadership will show us how to identify that and what to do about it.
But the first step, the first essential skill for leadership in times of change, is to be able to centre and ground ourselves at will.
Then, with a new attitude and new frameworks, even this time of massive change can become enjoyable.
Adapted from Inner Leadership.