Présentation de l'éditeur
How our civilized ideals of leadership trash the Wild with disconnection.
In the year 2013 the brightest men and women in the world worry about big words like sustainability, climate change and environmental pollution. Yet after all our thinking, talking and discussing, the real problems behind these words seem to be getting worse instead of better.
In her new, most heart-felt book yet, Pino Bethencourt Gallagher brings the big words down to the daily, Earthly reality of each reader. Provocative and full of unusual insights about leadership and personal growth, “LEADERS OF TRASH: Are you one of them?” pushes readers beyond abstract talk of world-size statistics, straight to the heart of the matter: how we each contribute personally to the waste, the trash, and the slow death of the living Planet Earth.
Like the spirals drawn on the ancient walls of evocative caves by aboriginal nomad tribes, we are lured into the mysteries of Evolutionary design: if every animal on the planet instinctively cleans up its own waste to minimize predator threats, what went wrong with the Homo Sapiens Sapiens species?
Winning the race of Evolution made us leaders of every other species on the planet. Wanting to win the never-ending race of technological progress is distracting us from our collective responsibility towards the kingdom of Nature entrusted to us along with our regal crowns.
Hungry thinkers and passionate lovers of Nature are challenged to explore the rigid structures of thought, emotion and behavior that drive us to consume stuff we don’t need on a global scale. As we follow this innovative CONNECT spiral of leadership development and personal growth, we become aware of all the little things we do at work and at home every day that fill the world with trash.
Reminding us that leadership is a consequence of Evolution, Bethencourt invites us to relearn how to use the most perfect technology on planet Earth, our own Wild and unpredictable Human body, the way it was designed to be used. Thought provoking exercises and the latest advances in personal growth techniques tickle our civilized assumptions and tease us back into the Wild spontaneity we left behind us in human history.
If we are to leave a better world to our children, we are called to question our assumptions about civilization and leadership as we explore the secrets revealed through emotion: the true language of the Wild. By relearning the non-linear logic of the human mammal body, we may remember the wisdom or our earliest ancestors and recuperate a deep heart-felt connection to the living planet we emerged from.
“CONNECT is the journey into the unending spiral of who you are, why you are here, and how the Wild that is hidden in you can become the best and most beautiful essence of your contribution to a new TRASHLESS world. To CONNECT is to embrace the Wild within you!”