Leadership 'N Motion

Where walking, mindfulness and leadership intersect

NOVEMBER 2017

You may not see yourself as a hero or heroine, but you might - unexpectedly - find yourself in a leadership role and quickly need to act determinedly.



Walk of Life Series with Gwan Tan
"Without moving there is no leadership." Meet Gwan Tan, lifelong martial artist and member of the Netherlands Ministry of Defense. Gwan inspires us towards vitality, being aware of life force energy and getting connected to our personal power. 


Leadership Emerges from Debris, Ashes and Ruins: Are You Ready?

What might interrupt your plans? Awaken you? Challenge you to recognize what is truly important? When your world is shaken, wind-blown, flooded, burned or something barely thinkable, what can you source from within yourself? You may not see yourself as a hero or heroine, but you might - unexpectedly - find yourself in a leadership role and quickly need to act determinedly.

Leadership is seen in the person who pulls others from rubbl
e, who shields strangers from harm, who calls attention to those in even more dire straits, who brings order to chaos, who stands up and says “Go this way” or “No more” and who motivates masses to take action - any action, anything that feels like forward motion. Leadership emerges from debris, ashes and ruins. And when that day arrives - if it hasn’t yet already - how prepared are you to claim your leadership? How ready are you to lead others? Creating a visual image of your own power might help.

At your core, you hold what you believe above all else
. This is where your personal power resides, honed by what has toughened you - and softened you. When you get very quiet and still, it’s what you know to be most true. Meditate on how you want to be when life calls your leadership forth.

Discover an image that sparks the power within you. Feel it in your body. Identify its density, color or texture. Draw the image or find a picture that activates your felt sense of empowerment. Visual information is transmitted to the brain quickly and increases our capacity to synthesize new information and take faster action.

We all have superpowers within us. In addition to trusting that yours will emerge when you need them most, some visionary and sensory preparedness can help. The source lies at your core.