do we want adrenalin driven leaders or calm leaders?
With all the turmoil within political systems I can’t help but think there are some basic problems continually overlooked.
I’m almost convinced that some political problems arise when a male is doing what comes more naturally to a woman.
True leadership, diplomacy,”big-picture” thinking seems to elude most men when they’ve achieved too much authority.
“Competition/racing to the top” is so much a part of the male drive that too much authority seems to erode the strength of men,
and even blind them as to their mission as leaders who are watched so carefully.
its not that men are just “bad” its just that they are often at the wrong job for their own strengths and qualities.
Women(those not caught in the mans game) make better diplomatic leaders because they are naturally more centered,
not given as much towards conquest . Men do make strong warriors, hunters, builders, designers, engineers and do well with jobs of these qualities.
Beyond sociologists and anthropologists I’m not sure the world has figured that gender might play specific roles for building stronger communities.
Matriarchal systems are overlooked because they are quieter…less domineering and conquest oriented….peaceful societies don’t draw attention.
Unfortunately for all the good thats achieved in democratic systems there are still weaknesses and flaws.
Ironicly, Those who RUN for office are often fierce competetors and “winner at any cost” types,
and often the kind of people we DON”T want to be lead by…but as citizens we are given these to elect from.
its become: Which of these “aggressive males (or women who are aggressive types)” do you want in office?
I’m not optimistic about the system as it stands, especially because there is built into it a “bent” towards deceit and image
building. Once one starts deceiving, its very hard to stop. Men are very susceptible to the rush of adrenalin
in risk taking and covert flirtations with danger and intrigue. Adrenalin jobs can be good for men, but
do we want adrenalin driven leaders?….Don’t we want careful calm nurturing leaders who think deeply about the future?
I think the earth would be healthier if we had a United Nations of Grandmothers to oversee world issues.
I’d appreciate anyone else’s perspectives!