In our quest to activate meaningful shifts within the development of people and systems to be able to deal with the challenging environment today, probably the most critical element of all is that of leadership.
Of self, of individuals managing systems, and of individuals looking to improve their own lives.
In a deep dive forum into this element of leadership that TSF were privileged to be part of, all participants were in agreement that in order to achieve the progress developmental agencies, philanthropy and governments were looking for to meet the Sustainable Development Goals and other targets within education and community development, there is one crucial element that cannot be overlooked. And that is that the global development community must take clear steps to lead with a 'people-first' approach in all they do, and look to activate the will, volition, self-belief and leadership capabilities of people within each system.
The need to do this is clear. Any substantial shifts in the success of development work globally will be reliant on the connection to individuals - and the depth of activation, capability and ingenuity of all people in each system - if we are to have any real chance to activate the changes humanity so urgently requires.
Aligned to that is the element of Conscious Leadership very ably expressed by Teach For All's ground-breaking core Conscious Leadership Team around developing new mindsets to: