What does it take to be a leader in uncertain, turbulent times?
This burning question has resurfaced while working one-on-one with dozens of leadership coaching clients and with groups. The late cultural anthropologist, Angeles Arrien offers a framework for understanding the heart of leadership. Drawing on indigenous traditions, Arrien describes the four chambers of the human heart as a source of emotional and spiritual well-being, a heart that is full, open, clear, and strong. Leading with four-chambers of the heart means setting boundaries and taking action, especially in conflict and uncertainty, it means treating ourselves and others with kindness, and understanding, and it means leading with wisdom and presence that understands not just immediate gain but the long-term, ethical responsibility to create a society that supports greater peace and compassion.