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The Art of Change Leadership by Cheryl Cran

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Chapter 8Tools for Transformation

An integral approach acknowledges that all views have a degree of truth, but some views are more true than others, more evolved, more developed, more adequate.

—Ken Wilber

Transformation is not a solitary activity. Well it is and it isn't. I know I am contradicting myself here—first, each individual goes through his or her transformative process. Then there is a sense of an obligation or a drive to want to share the transformation process with others, and from there is a collective movement toward overall transformation of a system, a process, a culture, a company, a government, and so on.

I have covered a lot in this book about transformation of self, of thoughts, and of the need for upgrading the leadership/human operating system. In order to truly drive transformation the focus ultimately needs to be on a “we” approach that is grounded in a deep and abiding desire to create a new organizing principle or system that supports the transformation we seek to achieve. The process of transformation is not solely of the mind; it is of the energy reality that we wish to create. This book is an evolutionary approach to change and transformation, and the evolutionary approach is that we as individuals are constantly evolving and elevating our understandings and our structures and our behaviors in order to create higher and more effective orders of how we do things. Evolutionary change leadership is focused on creating change that “frees up more energy” ...

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