How the President of Ukraine is challenging the world leaders to show up with more courage and authenticity.
Undoubtedly, this war has shaken our world to the degree that it has got the tectonic plates moving in almost all areas of life. While not being able to fully make sense of what has just started, we can try to look into it through the lenses of the AQAL map and Leadership Circle, one of the most integral frameworks for leadership development. What new qualities of leadership have we seen embodied by the people of Ukraine and its president Volodymyr Zelenskyy during their life-or-death fight for freedom? And how do these qualities differ from what we are used to in the European political domain during the last 20+ years? Will we be able to pick up this energy and build on it to form a sustainable demand for the 2nd-Tier political Leadership, which is Courageous, Decisive, Authentic, Selfless, and Visionary? Or will the more vibrant, charismatic, and strong-willed leadership remain under the dominion of authoritarian dictators? There’s much to rethink and re-examine in today’s political and societal leadership.