MA Global Leadership student, Michael Redmond, shares insights from his Capstone project
Colonization is a brutal form of oppression, exploits Indigenous people of their culture and lands, and robs them of their natural resources, and in many cases ignoring basic human rights (Ife, 2013, p. 188).
It is a troubling time and many are wondering what is going on and how to be a leader so as to contribute to a better world. It is not sufficient to just watch and worry. It is not sufficient to judge and critique. It is not sufficient to pontificate personal feelings and reactions. It is not sufficient to preach narrow minded personal ideologies. It is not sufficient to jump into the fray to demand change – as the saying goes to “ready set and fire” without any thought as to what needs action and what can work.
There’s a thread you follow. It goes among things that change. But it doesn’t change. People wonder about what you are pursuing. You have to explain about the thread. But it is hard for others to see. While you hold it you can’t get lost. Tragedies happen; people get hurt or die; and you suffer and get old. Nothing you do can stop time’s unfolding.