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Employee => Manager => Leader => Visionary

The evolution of individual work is fascinating!


For many reasons, inter alia, it is analogous to climbing an ever-higher mountain top from which the panorama is breathtaking!

At a more pragmatic level, this evolution pushes us to think “What next”?

What comes after a visionary? Can you envision (no pun intended) something?

I can only envision more employees becoming managers, more managers becoming leaders, and more leaders becoming visionaries. That’s it!

Is it really?

Employee => Manager => Leader => Visionary => ?

Is there nothing else after a visionary?

I refuse to settle here!

I know there is no limit to human imagination other than our own self-imposed boundaries.

So, the question is really about how to break free from our own-self imposed mental boundaries to think beyond a visionary?

For thousands of years, humans have used psychedelic drugs to help them break free from their physical consciousness. But these practices have many limitations.

When I was much younger, I never understood why people drank to the point of losing consciousness, until an even younger fellow told me that that was precisely the point, namely, to break free from all mental inhibitions and restrictions giving a F*&% about everything! I could not help but feel truly sorry for these fellow humans. It is obvious to me that they feel so miserable that they have to get totally drunk to get a bit of temporary satisfaction out of life at a cost that may very well be their own life.

But I’m digressing. In any case, the point I’m making is that humans should be able to do much better than this. I mean, humans should be able to break free from their mental constraints and inhibitions without having to recur to pyrrhic measures.

I have no doubt in mind that as humans continue to evolve they will be better able to tap into their divinity to break free and transcend the mundane.

I recently came across a video of a US doctor in his 60s (“Slomo”) who grew up as a normal kid in a small farm, then went to college and medical school and became a neurologist. By most known “standards” he was living the American dream, i.e., he was rich and had a commendable job. Yet, he felt he was going nowhere, like an empty shell, until he finally woke up from his “American dream” and began to live his life doing what he truly wanted to do. In other words, he was able to tap into his divinity and envisioned a brighter world ahead of him!

Once humans envision their brightest possible future, there is nothing that can stop them from living it!

The question is, how can anyone envision a brighter future for him/herself?

Here’s To The Health Of Your Evolution At Work!

JC Wandemberg Ph.D.

President & Founder

Sustainable Systems International

About the author: Dr. Wandemberg is an international consultant, professor, and analyst of economic, environmental, social, managerial, marketing, and political issues. For the past 30 years Dr. Wandemberg has collaborated with corporations, communities, and organizations to integrate sustainability through self-transformation processes and Open Systems Design Principles, thus, catalyzing a Culture of Trust, Transparency, and Integrity.

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