A holistic view means that we are interested in engaging and developing the whole person. You can think of this as different levels, physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. It’s the concept that the human being is multi-dimensional. We have conscious and unconscious aspects, rational and irrational aspects. We are a bodymind. Not just intellect, but emotion, instinct, intuition, as well. We support people in using all of their ‘multiple intelligence’ that means insight, rationality, logic, emotion, hunches, gut feel, creativity, a sense of harmony and rhythm. We believe there are more than five senses, and we wish people to use the information from all their senses, and assist them in developing ‘uncommon sense’.
Our vision of the holistic leader means somebody who acknowledges and honours their own complexity, who recognises that we all co-create our world, and who takes responsibility for their own part in this process. It is a vision of a leader who draws on their inner and outer natural resources… all their inner resources as a human being: intellect, insight, intuition, imagination and so on. And who also draws on the outer resources in their natural, social and political environment.