Learning from silence
Whether inside companies, social institutions, governmental organizations or in alternative communities, we can find a large part of these organisms confined to the maximum level 2 of communication.
Is it possible to go beyond the limits of the theory proposed by this model and actually implement these actions at a global level?
Leadership in its essence is the ability to change the internal place from which we operate. Once they understand how, leaders can build the capacity of their systems to operate differently and break free from victimization (the system is doing something to me). As soon as we move to the point of view of the two inner circles, we see how we can make a difference and how we can shape the future differently.
C. Otto Scharmer, Theory U: Learning from the Future as It Emerges
Change comes from within, and if we want to see it happen we will have to become our dreams. It is necessary to suspend the habits of our daily lives and redirect our attention, let go of the old habits in order to feel and witness the now.
This is where we are going to let come the possibilities that emerge from the future, the crystallization of the vision of the group that actually has the power to perform systemic change.
The 3 voices of resistance
To experience deep listening in its entirety, it is necessary to cross the thresholds of communication. We have three communication portals: an open mind, an open heart and an open will.
The threshold of the open mind is the voice of judgment (VozJ) that restricts us to what we already know and floods us with our beliefs, values and experiences from the past. Any creative activity requires the ability to turn off the voice of judgment.
The threshold of the open heart is the Voice of Cynicism (VozC), which prevents us from exposing our vulnerabilities, from opening up to others. Cynicism distances us from the other
The threshold of open will is the Voice of Fear (VozM). Fear prevents us from letting go of what we already are and letting go of what we could be. This can also appear as the fear of losing things, or someone, or the fear of being criticized. This is the biggest block of compassionate leadership these days: the fear of letting go of old habits so that the new comes.
The success of an intervention depends on the interior condition of the interventor