These thoughts emerged in an email I wrote as we explored “leadership” in the context of the Center for Human Emergence Netherlands (www.humanemergence.nl):
It feels to me like we need to think of leadership as leadership in the Field – regardless of specific formal positions in the structures etc. And that we continually need to implicate ourselves. So a shift from “you” to “us”. A world where the One and the Many are transcended but included. Leadership as holding the energetic space that one is called to hold, and that fits with the energetic resonance that one emits from the Spiral, as well as personality archetypes, and other lines of development. This will be in many different functions and levels in organisations and societies, woven together in an ecological holarchy where there is no judgement about the “level”, simply natural functional fit.
[This thought from 2007 eventually crystallised into the Leading from the Field book.]