What Is Your Role In The Story Of Humanity?
Updated: Feb 24
Thought leadership piece reworked from its original article.
As we are nearing the end of 2022 and the beginning of 2023, I am reminded of the more significant shift between the old and new paradigms that we have come to experience.
The mechanistic paradigm of command and control in leadership, linear processes, and archaic rules and regulations that have long outgrown humanity’s needs focuses on productivity, efficiency, and profit at any cost.
2023: An Invitation To The New Paradigm
We are invited to reconsider how and why we do things, and how we intend to replace the extraction and destruction that has been the effect of the mechanistic worldview with life-affirming and regenerative practices that honor the universal laws of nature and guide us to thrivability.
We don’t need to have all the answers to these questions to partake in the emergence and co-creation of the new story of humanity.
We all have a role to play wherever we are geographically and in our careers and lives in general.
Our Roles In The New Paradigm
Recently, I watched Michelle Holliday, the author of the book, “The Age of Thrivability” in conversation with her good friend and colleague, Ben Wolfe, about The Two Loops Model created by Margaret Wheatley and Deborah Frieze at the Berkana Institute.
I found the discussion illuminating and helpful in reminding me of the transition and power shifts humanity is moving through.
It also clarified where I play in the loops and my evolving roles. I discovered the most unlikely allies that contributed to my unique contribution to the bigger story of humanity.
I invite you to examine your roles in the past and where you are now.
Questions To Start With
Are you a traditionalist longing for the old days?
Maybe you are a visionary, helping to create a new future? Are you a bridge builder?
...a wave rider?
…a change agent supporting the emergence of the new?
…a storyteller, illuminating the choices we as humans have?
… a social entrepreneur?
The world needs your gifts and talents, wisdom, and energy.
By being intentional and choosing your evolving roles with curiosity, courage and daring, you may discover a path to purpose and fulfillment that makes your heart sing while serving the world.
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