Drove the night toward my home
The place that I was born, on the lakeside
As daylight broke, I saw the earth
The trees had burned down to the ground

Don’t give up
You still have us
Don’t give up
We don’t need much of anything
Don’t give up
‘Cause somewhere there’s a place
Where we belong

Peter Gabriel ‘Don’t Give up’ (1985)


Just as society can’t exist without a healthy physical environment, we contend – just like Peter Gabriel – that we can’t be resilient, healthy, full-of-life leaders, standing for societal rebirth and profound change during these times of collapse, without attending to our inner worlds, as a communal act.

As leaders we must clearly name and visibly model this whilst building community.

Increasing our mental resilience takes time and intentional effort.

How would it be if we each consistently, even when apparently time-scarce, as part of our daily work attended to

  • building connection and community – resilience is a relational quality,
  • our physical wellness and self-care, and
  • making meaning for our lives, together, identifying consciously as active curious #citizens alongside our system-given ‘consumer’ roles?
Leading through Storms – James Barlow.

We invite you to consider how you intentionally build your personal and communal resilience as you live – and lead in – your life and reflect on what it is supported by.

Join us online to do so on Monday 16th October from 4-5pm UK time.

REGISTER HERE: Monday Monthly: Cultivating Resilience Through the Polycrisis — Leading Through Storms

Photo – aftermath of a devastating wildfire in Rogue Valley, Oregon. With thanks to Katie Teague.

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