Adam Leonard works with Google executive leaders and teams to navigate complexity and develop their full human potentials through organizational development consulting, executive coaching, leadership team facilitation, and meditation. He co-authored Integral Life Practice and co-edited The Simple Feeling of Being.
Dealing with all of life’s demands and challenges can often feel overwhelming. Like most people, you probably experience the acceleration of VUCA: Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, and Ambiguity. Living in an increasingly VUCA world takes a toll on your mind, body, and emotions. It’s challenging to feel constantly bombarded by life. Tragically, chronic stress, anxiety, and unhappiness too often become the norm. But have you ever noticed how some people actually seem to thrive in complexity? These people use different mental maps. They have different daily practices.
For millennia, men have come together to support and challenge each other to reach their higher potentials. In recent decades, these conversations and practices have included topics like sex, money, power, purpose, work, death, family, shadow and spirituality. During this time, culture has changed in both beautiful and terrifying ways. And, as society continues to unfold, so must men’s work. So what’s next? This turbulent historical moment calls for men to wake up, grow up, clean up and show up in unprecedented ways. The masculine and feminine must continue to co-evolve together.