I love when a leader delivers an inspirational message.
In addressing Columbia University last week, UN Secretary General António Guterres emphasized:
“Making peace with nature is the defining task of the 21st century. It must be the top, top priority for everyone, everywhere”.
I agree. Who wouldn’t? To reject such a statement would be to reject life itself. And turn our back on ourselves. To reject our own true nature.
It is a message echoing the urgency many have spoken of before. A message that needs to be repeated, heard, embodied and acted upon.
What does it mean for you, as a leader?
What does ‘making peace with nature’ actually feel and look like? As an individual? A family? An organization?
And are you prepared to do your own inner work for peace?
Leaders are certainly in an extraordinary pivotal moment for the planet and humanity. Needing to reflect deeply to ask themselves: what do I do? what will be my contribution? will I continue to pollute the world or help clean up the mess? will I be part of the global movement to protect and restore nature or not?
We all have a huge individual and collective responsibility to each other and the earth. None more so than leaders of teams, organizations, communities and countries.
If you haven’t already clocked, Earth Converse is a nature-based leadership collaborative offering executive and leadership development programmes. To help co-create intimately expansive organizations in service of people and planet.
And the Earth Converse Podcast, born on Earth Day 2020 is dedicated to exploring our conversations and relationships with the earth. All in the hope of inspiring a deeper connection with ourselves, each other and the earth that is our home.
Complementing the numerous inspiring podcasts out there, we actively encourage you to move beyond an intellectual ‘knowing ‘nature is important’, into your own felt lived experience.
And we love to celebrate all the people who are there to support you, individually and collectively …make peace with nature.
Tune in to the work here: https://linktr.ee/EarthConverse
- António Guterres @antonioguterres on Twitter 2 December 2020 https://www.un.org/sg/en/content/sg/statement/2020-12-02/secretary-generals-address-columbia-university-the-state-of-the-planet-scroll-down-for-language-versions
- Photo by Muhammed Fayiz on Unsplash