Marking the end of 2021 and welcoming the new energies of 2022 reminds me of the more significant shift between the old and new paradigms that we have all become aware of by now. I’m talking about, the shift between the mechanistic paradigm of command and control in leadership, linear processes, and archaic rules and regulations that have long outgrown humanity’s needs. Soulless focuses on productivity, efficiency, and profit at any cost. Here we talk about what your role might be in the evolving story of humanity.

The new paradigm

The new paradigm asks us to reconsider how we do things and why, and how we are being. It also asks us 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 honour the universal laws of nature and guide us to thrivability.

Even though we don’t have all the answers to these questions yet, we can choose 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.

Yes, YOU have a role to play.

I have been thinking about my role(s) in the past, and I’m thinking about my evolving roles moving forward.

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. See the video HERE.

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 thought that maybe you might find it interesting to examine your roles in the past and where you are now. And where would you like to be? Where would you like to play? With whom do you want to play?

As Michelle and Ben talk, you might discover the most unlikely allies that can contribute to your unique contribution to the bigger story of humanity.

Questions to ask

Ask yourself…

Are you a traditionalist, hospicing the old?
Maybe you are a visionary, hospicing the new?
Are you a bridge builder?
…a wave rider?
…a pioneer?
…an innovator?
…a change agent supporting the emergence of the new?
…a storyteller, illuminating the choices we as humans have?
… a social entrepreneur?
…a networker?

We all have roles to play

The world needs your gifts and talents, wisdom, and energy.

Be intentional and choose your evolving roles with curiosity, courage, and daring.

May you find your path to purpose and fulfilment that makes your heart sing while you serve the world.

And enjoy the ride!

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Charting a Thriving Future Visionary leader. Bold futurist. Conscious powerhouse. Rúna ignites possibilities for personal and business growth with her inspiring voice. A champion of evolving power dynamics, she shapes the narrative of leadership and business, crafting a regenerative future. Fueled by a deep commitment to societal change, this former CEO and serial entrepreneur co-founded several social-impact initiatives, demonstrating her passion for a better world. As the architect of meaningful change, Rúna invites forward-thinking leaders to join her on a journey toward a thriving world.