Five Barriers to Becoming a Global Leader

Updated: Apr 20


Being a Global Leader taps into your natural state. Thus, Global Leadership is a form of leadership that we all can develop as human beings. However, when you operate in an unnatural or unbalanced manner, significant barriers arise that prevent you from becoming a Global Leader.

It's important to become aware of these barriers so that you can identify and overcome them. As the graphic below shows, the most common barriers that prevent people from becoming a Global Leader occur within these five areas of personal development: resources, control, responsibility, conflict, and power.

Five Barriers to Becoming a Global Leader

BARRIER 1: RESOURCES - YOU WORK WITH ONLY A PORTION OF YOUR TOTAL RESOURCES

Often, people are unaware of the wealth of resources that exist within themselves that they can use to meet even the most difficult challenges. Many people still approach problems primarily from an intellectual perspective. When you do so, you work with only a small portion of the total resources available to you. You miss opportunities to marshal all of your inner capabilities and tap into your innate creativity.

As humans, we are multidimensional in our intelligences: a combination of mind, body, emotions, values and beliefs. As a Global Leader, it's important to incorporate the wisdom of all these intelligences.

For example, you might neglect to listen to your body. Is it energized by a particular challenge? Fatigued? Do you feel an ache in your back? You also might fail to pay attention to your emotions. Do you feel afraid? Happy? Overwhelmed? In addition, you can disregard your deepest, intuitive knowing. Do you ever have a desire to pursue a particular path in life, but your mind tells you all the reasons why that path won't work?

Understanding the interplay of your body, thoughts, feelings, and deep intuition expands your internal resources. You become holistic and develop a full array of capabilities. As a result, you can create optimal outcomes.

BARRIER 2: CONTROL - YOU THINK YOU ARE IN CONTROL OF EVERYTHING

Life can be chaotic, and this often drives people to believe they are in control of situations. Being out of control is uncomfortable. To avoid feeling uncomfortable, people then act out of fear rather than love. Or people try to force something to happen, giving them the illusion of control.

There are many things in our daily environment that we can't control. One way to relax your need to control is to practice spontaneous development. Spontaneous development is the natural experience of operating within a self-organizing, self-adapting system. Spontaneous development occurs when you engage with intention, individual genius, balanced exchange, and shared leadership.

With spontaneous development, you learn to trust what is generated from the whole. Feelings of joy, ease, and purpose arise. You engage more powerfully with natural processes and growth dynamics. From this engagement, you become a Global Leader and manifest ideal outcomes.

BARRIER 3: RESPONSIBILITY - YOU BLAME OTHERS FOR YOUR PROBLEMS

For many people, it is difficult to acknowledge