Real Leadership is Surviving and Thriving in a Whirlwind of Volatility.
And to that end we need to recognize the three integral qualities that bring together the elements of true leadership to the world: Synchronicity, Serendipity, and Awareness.
Synchronicity is the experience of two or more events as meaningfully related, whereas they are unlikely to be causally related.
We see it as a meaningful coincidence, although the events need not be exactly simultaneous in time.
In quantum physics we describe Synchronicity and the Awareness of this, as the ”Pauli effect.”
The concept does not question, or compete with, notions of causality. Instead, it maintains that just as events may be connected by a causal line, they may also be connected by meaning. A grouping of events by meaning need not have an explanation in terms of cause and effect.
Serendipity is a good way to understand this. Namely it is your very own Intuition of the events surrounding you…
Awareness (inner consciousness) is the inside knowledge of all this. It is also cultivated through deliberate practice. It is a self fullfilling prophesy kind a thing. Because we ought to remember that it is only those who have understood the need for this kind of true, inner, self-respect and make the effort — will win this.
Do not be afraid. It is quite normal that contradictions, inimical elements and difficulties will arise. They are there in order to test your resolve for self-uplift and for hacking your brain and bettering your Life.
Hacking your Life is the just key to avoiding the myriad of ills that befall all of us. Because many human failings, physical illness, let downs, unfulfilled dreams, ambition, greed, lack of resources, faulty relationships, negativism, poor memory, difficult memories of the past, and so on … eventually will slow you down and run you ragged. Yet our goal is to be resilient and stronger after each hassle, tumble, and even serious fall.
Gradually and over time, with enough patience and introspection, you will come to see how these very tests of Life are the means to strengthen your spiritual identity. You will not be broken. Trust that you’ll never be given a load greater than the one you can carry.
The strange and wonderful thing about Synchronicity is that when you are aware of it’s immense powers, you can take advantage of it and bring it on.
Great Leaders know this little sleigh of hand because they know how to risk and invite rewards.
So when Napoleon said to his generals to go in battle and ”Lead by example, and not by words” — he was channeling Leonidas and those old school fighting leaders, who stood First amongst Equals and had synchronicity at their beck and call writing History as they went.
And that’s why we remember them today and revere their example whole Milennia later.
And if you think that you can get anywhere just with the strength of your MBA and your Mickey-Mousse education, and middle management experience — You’ve got another thing coming.
Because in Business leadership You’ve got to lead. Lead with balls on and bells ringing.
Only then Synchronicity takes over and you flow. Flow like you are on Autopilot. Flow in a State of Grace. I say when lady Grace and Lady Fortune smiles and props You up — nothing can stop you.
Remember that the phenomenon is even stronger in business because the stakes are so much lower than the Life and Death battle of Good versus Evil — in Real Public Leadership where all battles are existential.
So use it to maximum advantage…
Use it when the inspiration strikes.
It rocks because it produces Miracles.
Jung variously described synchronicity as an “a-causal connecting principle”, “meaningful coincidence” and “acausal parallelism”.
It has been asserted that Jung’s analytical psychological theory of synchronicity is equal to intellectual intuition.
Although some scientists see potential evidence of synchronicity in areas of research such as quantum theory, chaos theory, and fractal geometry, the concept is not testable by any current scientific method. Therefore an opportunity exists for all kinds of great research in Theoretical and Applied Physics as well as what I call the Physics of the Future — today’s Metaphysics…
‘The rule is, “Jam tomorrow” and jam yesterday – but never jam to-day.’
‘It MUST come sometimes to “jam to-day,”‘ Alice objected.
‘No, it can’t,’ said the Queen. ‘It’s jam every OTHER day: to-day isn’t any OTHER day, you know.’
‘I don’t understand you,’ said Alice. ‘It’s dreadfully confusing!’
‘That’s the effect of living backwards,’ the Queen said kindly: ‘it always makes one a little giddy at first–‘
‘Living backwards!’ Alice repeated in great astonishment. ‘I never heard of such a thing!’
‘–but there’s one great advantage in it, that one’s memory works both ways.’
‘I’m sure MINE only works one way,’ Alice remarked.
‘I can’t remember things before they happen.’
‘It’s a poor sort of memory that only works backwards,’ the Queen remarked…
–by Lewis Carroll. ‘Through the Looking-Glass’
The chapter, in which the White Queen says to Alice: “It’s a poor sort of memory that only works backwards”
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