Conscious Leadership Model Of Monica Sharma

Posted by Nipun Mehta on Dec 22, 2007
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Her signature reads: Monica Sharma, Director, Leadership and Capacity Development, United Nations.  Heavy duty. :)   Trained as a medical doctor and epidemiologist, she's been working with the UN since1988, designing large-scale programs of child survival and maternal health, particularly in Africa.  Her work is documented to touch 4.5 million lives directly and some 130 million people indirectly.   Ok, so maybe that's where she gets her title. :)

Today when we spoke, though, I got all her unofficial titles -- family from West Bengal, met J. Krishnamurti at the age of 6, visisted Dalai Lama at the age of 7, sat a 10-day course with S. N. Goenka whom she knows personally, visits Nepal for a meditation retreat every year with a Tibetan teacher. :)

Last December, we actually had breakfast together in Puerto Rico, where she spoke about her most recent quest -- how can we empower grassroot leadership?  And Diana, Paul's wife, reconnected us again.

What's interesting about Monica is the juxtaposition of the big, quantifiable world of the UN and the small, anecdotal work of the human spirit.  She gets them both and wants to create bottom-up movement that addresses immediate, systemic and underlying causes of societal inequities.  Ultimately, she wants to support "wisdom-sourced action".  What she also appreciates is the power of gift-economy and how it can't be bought by the dominant corporate paradigm.  And as you might guess, that's why we're opening up a few  dialogues to see what emerges.

Monica's thought through this stuff in some serious detail.  Her leadership framework combines the integral work of Ken Wilber, emotional intellegance work of Daniel Goleman, and process work of Likert-Emberling.  Here's the full out chart:

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  • muriel glasgow wrote ...

    For Dr Sharma:

    Very interesting framework. would like to talk to you on its application individually and in the world. All the best and hope we can reconnect - mg

  • muriel glasgow wrote ...

    Forgot to share with you some sites/blogs
    [View Link] - a new methodology technology shown to have an impact on learning - issues Geoffrey Canada of the Harlem Children's Zone raised on the Charlie Rose show in December 2007 - [View Link]
    issues I am sure that this framework could address if applied in a school environment/setting and tested among teachers, students, and officials...

  • dawn Howard wrote ...

    I would like to find out more about the Leadership development programme developed by UNDP.
    Could you get in touch with me?

  • Mamadou Moustapha Diaw wrote ...

    I would like to apologize you about your extraordinary work. I miss you since July 2004 in Pretoria. I got your news from Caty and Moustapha.
    Hope you're always committed to share your "BE, Do, HAVE" arround the world.
    God bless you.

  • Robert E. Cobb wrote ...

    At the forefront in unifying all of the family of humankind, universal forelaws of empathy and compassion seated within the genome of humankind and all intelligent life speak volumes for human unity, potential and optimism destined to characterize the age of cosmic genealogy on Earth, as well as shaping the future of the United Nations:

    1) World summitry on economic/societal sustainability,

    2) A democratically planned and shared global economy,

    3) The DEMOCRATHON Process,

    4) Global freshwater equilibrium (Project Ice-SHARE/Green Earth).

    The age of cosmic genealogy on Earth - opening an important threshold for life-centered cosmologies - dates from the landmark and pivotal work of Louis Pasteur in 1859 disproving spontaneous generation; in modern times manifesting revolutionary research and discovery in astrobiology (panspermia) and in astronomy (reinterpreting quasar redshifts) led by the late Sir Fred Hoyle, by Chandra Wickramasinghe, Brig Klyce, Halton Arp, and others.

    "Life comes from space because life comes from life." - Brig Klyce,

    Astrobiology Research Trust Evolutionary forelawsship and compassionate reciprocity, interrelated in life-centered cosmologies merging astrobiology and astronomy, argue strongly for new cornerstones and new guidelines for the United

    For evolutionary forelawsship,

    Robert E. Cobb
    Forelaws on Board
    [View Link]

  • mikeginn wrote ...

    people still reading and admiring your integral thinking in action...
    -- mike aug5 2012