The Transforming Leader: New Approaches to Leadership for the Twenty-First Century


Murray Stein and Karin Jironet contributed a chapter to

The Transforming Leader: New Approaches to Leadership for the Twenty-First Century

They are planning a series of workshops in Europe based on the methodology they have developed and described in that chapter 15.

The Transforming Leader Published on Feb 4, 2013

Leadership today is no longer just about directing people and energy toward the worthy goals of eradicating problems be they financial or nuclear meltdowns, corporate reorganizations, global warming or cultural crises of the many sorts the world is facing. Leadership today must begin with a new type of consciousness on the part of leaders that enables them to create partnerships and lead transformation. They can attain this by entering into deeper individual discernment on a psycho-spiritual level through the methods of deep listening and close attunement as outlined in this paper. This can lead them to gain insight and develop a vision by using the resources of their adaptive unconscious. They can then move toward assisting other people to share their vision and work together for solutions by creating a narrative that furthers their transformational moment.

We have developed what we believe is a forward-thinking, very direct and highly practical model for training leaders that draws on ancient spiritual practices and modern psychological theory. We believe that it shows a strong potential for assisting today’s leaders to develop entirely new solutions emanating from the depths of their unconscious potential for novel and innovative answers and directions. The attitude of this leadership is a form of partnership for transformation that responds to the widely recognized need for building stronger relationships and increasing a sense of belonging and meaning. This psycho-spiritual approach provides a clear and effective means for developing leaders who are capable of deep listening, close attunement and transformational shifts. Such leaders can address today’s challenges with confidence and flexibility while tapping directly into the creativity, knowledge and awareness in themselves and others.