In Leadership With Consciousness Tony Humphreys posits that economic factors alone are not sufficient to explain the worldwide recession that started in 2008; indeed, he graphically points out that those economic processes are always enmeshed with powerful, often unconscious defensive emotional processes.
It is not a system – a work organisation – a bank, a multinational organisation, a financial institution – that perpetrates unethical, unfair, arrogant, superior and aggressive strategies – it is individuals. It has been a very cleverly designed unconscious strategy to blame the system – be it government, health services, church, work organisations, schools and colleges – for society’s ills. But if truth be told –if truth comes to consciousness – it was individual politicians, bankers, leaders, pope, cardinals, bishops, priests that have brought our country to its knees spiritually, socially and economically.
The book sets out to facilitate leaders in this mature process by showing why and how unconscious defences are created, how they can be identified and how conscious resolutions can be found. When leaders lead with consciousness – when they are mature – everybody in society benefits.