Let Leadership Speak

Noticed how many news posts quote
those in government positions?

Political power brokers
of broken systems
choking on COVID
responses…

Shhh…
Please let the leaders
speak.

How often have we heard from
an economic leader? –
Business people
speaking confidently?
(Not just a finance
minister.)

When’s the last time
we saw a cultural leader
who wasn’t a doctor
supporting another political
response
or reassurance?

Shhh…
Please let the leaders
speak.

For that matter,
remember back to the last time
you saw that opposition bureaucrat
criticising this or that…

Bill Shorten?
Are Bernie and Biden
(I had to look his name up)
still at it?
Is there even an opposition
in Britain?

In the course of just a
few short weeks…

Shhh…
Please let the leaders
speak.

Where are the stages
for those not just aged
but for Elders? –
the wisdom holders.
Let them lead.

Spiritual-cultural
leadership
is needed more
than we might
realise.

Now is the time.

Let the becoming leader in me
hold open a space
for the becoming
leader in you.

Replace the media
screen
with a worldwide DIY
platform for
spiritual-cultural life.

Now is the time.

Because what we might find
is that leadership resides
not in self-isolation
but in social connection,
of space creation
through a listening
individual, organisation,
nation, global
population.

Listening for wisdom,
listening for the leaders becoming
in one another;
this is a stage –
a space we can make.

I make it between my ears,
lungs and feet,
I make it on this screen,
and hold it open
in the quiet city street.

Now is the time
to let the spirit of our time –
to let the leaders who see this –
the leader in you,
the leader in me –
now is the time…

…wherever
the spirit
of leadership
seeks to be –
make a stage,
a press gallery –
and
let
it
speak.

 

John Stubley

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1 Response to Let Leadership Speak

  1. excellent

    On Wed, Apr 8, 2020 at 8:46 PM Centre for Social Poetry wrote:

    > jbstubley posted: “Noticed how many news posts quote those in government > positions? Political power brokers of broken systems choking on COVID > responses… Shhh… Please let the leaders speak. How often have we heard > from an economic leader? – Business people speaking con” >

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