It is also a follow up to the comment posted under El País news "La gran industria europea defiende una Europa unida frente al riesgo del ‘Brexit’.whose version in English is Spain’s leading companies join call for UK to reject Brexit and stay in EU. The whole world is experiencing many crises which we say are due a simple and common reason: the global Leadership vacuum. The worst of those crises at this moment, which are the greatest places for action by emerging global leadership, for example ( please correct us if we are wrong), in relation to: Venezuela, nationalization ; Brazil, excessive size of the state; Puerto Rico, debt ; Spain, Cataluña; Dominican Republic , electricity; EU, UK (Brexit); France, labor; Chile, education.
In their book “Presence: An Exploration of Profound Change in People, Organizations, and Society,” Peter Senge, Joseph Jaworski, Otto Scharmer, and Betty Sue Flowers, came up with what they believe was an axiom, while discussing the archetype "shifting the whole," in our case the world.
Not being the substitute of the book, according to a 4 page Summary of Presence posted by the "Foundation for European Leadership,” we try to help the 51 European business leaders of the European Round Table to help themselves, their businesses and the world by saying that:
‘Shifting the whole’ does not mean changing the global agenda but being aware of what is emerging internally. It is “sensing the unfolding whole within each of us, within the present situation and acting in service of it”. This leads to a new systems axiom, says Peter Senge. “What is most systemic is most local. The deepest systems we enact are woven into the fabric of everyday life, down to the most minute detail. We can only change the world (or our organizations) if we are aware of ‘the absolute in the manifest’, and only “as we learn to use ourselves as instruments for something larger than ourselves to emerge, wherever we act”. Jaworski sums up the U in one sentence: “A profound opening of the heart, carried into action”.From that summary we infer that the global leadership vacuum is the result of the following:
The 20th century saw the birth of a new species: the global corporation. It “is affecting life for almost all other species on the planet” through technology, politics, trade, culture, etc. Like any other life-form, “it has the potential to grow, learn, and evolve”. And like any other life-form global corporations re-create themselves. “But how this occurs in social systems such as global institutions depends on our level of awareness, both individually and collectively. (…) As long as our thinking is governed by industrial, ‘machine age’ metaphors such as control, predictability, and ‘faster is better’, we will continue to re-create institutions as we have, despite their increasing disharmony with the larger world. In short, the basic problem with the new species of global institutions is that they have not yet become aware of themselves as living. Once they do, they can then become a place for the presencing of the whole as it might be, not just as it has been.”