25 Evolutionary Leadership for Sustainability Quotes

“Leadership is about rearranging the chairs, getting the questions right, putting
citizens in front of each other and then knowing what’s worth focusing on.
The leadership I’m longing for is the leadership that says my number
one job is to bring people together out of exile, out of isolation,
and into connection.”
Peter Block

“How do we change the world? Change the story. The greatest illusion
of this world is the illusion of separation.”
Charles Eisenstein

“Anyone who takes responsibility for understanding and acts on
sustainability challenges – whether or not in a formal
leadership position is a sustainability leader.”
Mary A. Ferdig

“Rather than providing all of the answers, sustainability leaders
create opportunities for people to come together and generate
their own answers – to explore, learn, and devise a realistic
course of action to address sustainability challenges.”
Mary A. Ferdig

“Sustainability leadership reflects an emerging consciousness
among people who are choosing to live their lives and lead their
organizations in ways that account for their impact on the earth,
society, and the health of local and global economies.”
Mary A. Ferdig

“Those of us living at the dawn of the 21st century are called upon to rethink our
definition and experience of leadership and  address sustainability challenges in
immediate, meaningful and productive ways. Instead of looking to others for
guidance and solutions, we are called to look to the leader within ourselves.”
Mary A. Ferdig

“Leaders everywhere should remember the M’s of motivation:
mastery, membership, and meaning.”
Rosabeth Moss Kanter

“Empathy is formed through immersion.”
Jon Kolko

“People can be inspired to meet stretch goals and tackle impossible
challenges if they care about the outcome.”
Rosabeth Moss Kanter

“A new paradigm of leadership is required – one that places a premium on
creating human and environmental well-being.”
Kathia Laszlo

“A system is a set of interconnected elements that form a whole and show
properties that are properties of the whole rather than of the
individual elements. This definition is valid for a cell,
an organism, a society, or a galaxy.”
Kathia Laszlo

“Evolutionary leadership is a means for each one of us to understand
that we have a role to play in the creation of a better world…”
Kathia Laszlo

“Evolutionary leadership is shared leadership that embraces the complexity
and interconnectedness of the world’s problems and acknowledges the
need to collaborate and create a synergic system of innovative solutions.”
Kathia Laszlo

 “Learning to listen to and harmonize with the patterns of change of
our environments, remembering how to be curiously and playfully
engages in a lifelong creative inquiry, reconnecting to practices
that honor all our relations, are some examples of the
manifestation of a systemic competence
that goes beyond thinking.”
Kathia Laszlo

“Personal lifestyle choices are a way to assume our
leadership for a sustainable future.”
Kathia Laszlo

“Sustainability is an inside job, a learning journey to live
lightly, joyfully, peacefully, meaningfully.”
Kathia Laszlo

 “…systems thinking focuses on the pattern of organization of
a system, evolutionary systems thinking focuses on the
pattern of change of that system over time.”
Kathia Laszlo

“Systems thinking has been a means for enabling critical and
creative perspectives from which ideas for improving a
difficult situation or innovating a new possibility emerge.”
Kathia Laszlo

 “Systems thinking is a gateway to seeing interconnections.
Once we see a new reality, we cannot go back and ignore it.”
Kathia Laszlo

“Systems willing involves embracing the responsibility (and opportunity)
of creating what could be. This is accomplished through systems
design –a disciplined and collaborative future creating inquiry.”
Kathia Laszlo

“The expression of systems being and systems living is an integration
of our full human capacities, the expression of an evolving humanity.
It involves rationality with reverence to the mystery of life,
listening beyond words, sensing with our whole being, and
expressing our authentic self in every moment of our life.”
Kathia Laszlo

 “Leadership is a concept we often resist. It seems immodest, even
self-aggrandizing, to think of ourselves as leaders. But if it is true
that we are made for community, then leadership is everyone’s
vocation, and it can be an evasion to insist that it is not.”
Parker Palmer

“When we live in the close-knit ecosystem called community,
everyone follows and everyone leads.”
Parker Palmer

 “Leadership exists when people are no longer victims of circumstances
but participate in creating new circumstances.”
Peter Senge

“Leadership is about creating a domain in which human beings continually deepen
their understanding of reality and become more capable of participating
in the unfolding of the world.”
Peter Senge

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I am a Creativity Catalyst/Educator/Researcher;  I teach “Creative Process for Personal and Professional Growth at the Eckerd College – Program for Experienced Learners (PEL) in Florida, I am also a PhD Psychology student at Saybrook University;  and founder and Chief InspirationOfficer of: www.JoyofQuotes.com  http://joyofquotesblog.com, QuoteJoy @ Twitter  For quote references, or other info contact me via: magicalmarta@aol.com

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5 Responses
  1. JJ Wong says:

    Great Quotes. A leader is the one lead by example, motivate & inspire you to be positive, to reach out greater potential of ours, and unleash the possibilities of everyone. :)

    • marta says:

      I very much appreciate your feedback – and totally agree with your concept of leadership. Thanks for visiting my blog. I hope my future posts continue to inspire you!
      Marta

  2. Thank you so much for sharing this nice quotes by great leaders.

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