The World Needs A Totally New Leadership

Coronavirus came from nowhere, yet many experts predicted it. Its impact is currently overwhelming the global economy, and yet this too was accurately forecast. So, we knew.

And we also know that Coronavirus will not be the last pandemic. It was the product of widespread destruction of the earth's natural habitats and with more destruction will come more pandemics.

It is now clearly evident that when the direct impact of Coronavirus finally subsides, our world will have irrevocably changed: structurally, economically, culturally and psychologically.

The countries suffering the most are those led by authoritarians and populists. Their King Canute-like response to the outbreak was first, weeks of denial, then ongoing magical thinking, fuelled initially by hubris and then by fear. 

The link between arrogant authoritarian leadership and totally avoidable widespread death is clear. And it is teaching us that the old style of leadership eventually destroys everything it touches.

Tomorrow's generations need a totally new kind of leadership to help them navigate the completely altered world they will inherit. That leadership development must start now. And it can, right here.

Postformal Leadership was designed specifically for this challenge: times of great uncertainty and complexity. My commitment is to ensure that everyone who takes responsibility for creating a better, fairer, more just and sustainable world has access to the wisdom that Postformal Leadership can develop.

- Earle de Blonville