Women are powerful but not very often in power. In Germany we have a woman as a successful chancellor, in a few other countries in the world there are women in the highest office of the country. Is it by chance that there are so few? And that some of them are not seen as “good women” because they are harsh and seemingly uncaring like the “iron Lady” Margaret Thatcher.
Is this the type power which makes a woman powerful? The direct power over others and the development of the world seem to be a highly desired position of men – we see a new example in the 45th president of the United States. For women “power” is often expressed in a different way. Traditionally it was the power of seduction and manipulation of men. As more evolved women, today we are looking for ways to contribute to the world with our innate “feminine power” which enables us to act in the world in an holistic way. We can use our gifts for caring and for creating and curating relationships in order to create new ways of leadership and “power”.
Our guest Dr.Barbara Meibom has created COMMUNIO – the Institute for the Art of Leadership. She has been pioneering ways of communication which create relationship and mutual appreciation which allows the emergence of powerful solutions to problems.
In our conversation, we want to ask Barbara how she sees the evolution of the present power structures and how “feminine power” can become an integrated part of leadership at all levels of human life, in the interior and in the exterior world.