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!

Rúna Bouius is a former CEO and entrepreneur from Iceland and the founder of the True Power Institute. As a keynote speaker, bestselling author, mentor, and advisor to visionary leaders and progressive entrepreneurs, she is on the vanguard of the new-business-paradigm thinking, creating better workplaces, and developing the emerging leaders. Rúna is a co-author of the bestselling book, “The Successful Mind,” a contributing author to several other books and publishing platforms, and sits on advisory boards. She is a co-founder of several social-impact platforms, including the Conscious Capitalism LA Chapter and Coventina Foundation. She specializes in helping CEOs, and C-Suite leaders accelerate their journey towards greater consciousness and TRUE Power.