At the base of human behavior, Gary Zukav states we are always in one of two core states, one of love and trust (self-realization), or one of fear and doubt (self-preservation). All of our emotions can be categorized into one of these realms. Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs explains how we begin our development seeking the fulfilment of our basic needs and as these are met, we evolve into higher forms of consciousness progressing eventually to self-realization. He ascertained that this was a linear route but it has since been proven that we delve in and out of both of these realms as we journey through life.
Brain research has shown us that they both are due to different brain processes; the left frontal lobe is associated with self-preservation. Those who have dominant left-brain tend to move quickly from one thing to another, often over-focusing on a certain item at the expense of others. With the right frontal lobe, people tend to see the bigger picture. This allows the process of more options and opportunities including greater interrelations. Those with right lobe dominance tend to have fewer accidents as they are able to scan the environment more easily.
Inspirational leadership places focus on leading people’s aspirations and emotions rather than managing people’s actions and efforts. It is the management instead of group experience. Leaders who have self-managed and created microtransformations in their own field of perception can support others to do the same, evoking inner change.
Leaders of transformational change are aware that is futile to think they can control how another experiences the world. A good leader leads by example being impeccable about the choices he makes, the opportunities he embraces and his engagement with the world. This inspires others to follow suit. This is how the power of transformation begins.