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The Transforming Leader by Carol S. Pearson

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PART TWOBEING THE CHANGE: INNER WORK FOR TRANSFORMING LEADERS

Setting the Context for Part Two

Deepening and Expanding Inner Capacities for Becoming the Change

Our success as leaders begins with how we think, as described in the introduction to Part One; but by itself, changing the content and structure of our thinking is not enough. Leadership success today depends equally on developing our inner capacities in ways that fundamentally change who we are. As Mahatma Gandhi (1913/1958) said:

We but mirror the world. All the tendencies present in the outer world are to be found in the world of our body. If we could change ourselves, the tendencies in the world would also change. As a man changes his own nature, so does the attitude of the world change ...

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