As my month of stillness continues, I’ve managed to enjoy some quiet reading in between conference calls. It was a practice I had tried out in April of last year as a way to cope with the lockdown that came…
“All of humanity’s problems,” Blaise Pascal said in 1654, “stem from man’s inability to sit quietly in a room alone.”
Our perspective - the way we see the world - shapes our opinions and responses to events. It is a multifaceted and complicated concept that is under constant siege by the forces around us.
We put labels on things, including ourselves. Most of us end up living our lives within a narrow margin from the definitions of our labels. What does it take to go beyond labels?
History is nuanced. None of us are allowed to sit on a pedestal, none of us were the victims, because in some version of the same story, we all have occupied all roles.
Leadership is not just about the trajectory of change, it is also about the pace of change. It is time we had an inclusive world, a world we can be ourselves, where we are beyond labels.