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Leading from the Emerging Future by Katrin Kaeufer, C. Otto Scharmer

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5Leading the Personal Inversion:From Me to We

Stepping into the field of the future starts with attending to the opening of an inner crack. Following that crack requires us to let go of the old and “let grow” something that we can sense, but that we cannot fully know before we see it emerge. This moment, which requires us to move although we cannot yet fully see the new, feels like jumping across an abyss. At the moment we leap, we have no idea whether we will make it across.

As human beings, we are on a journey of becoming who we really are. This journey to ourselves—to our Selves—is open-ended and full of disruptions, confusion, and breakdowns, but also breakthroughs. It is a journey that essentially is about accessing the deep sources of the ...

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