Chief Seattle Was Ahead Of The Curve. Ancient Wisdom For Modern Times.
A Biohavioral Approach to Leadership for the 21st Century.
Leadership and Leadership Models and Approaches have most recently examined the social and scientific, impacts of leadership in western and non-western countries integratively. Suojanen (1983) stated; over 30 years ago… “Although no correlation has been established between catecholamine levels and positive addiction, we can hypothesize that positive addiction experiences result in heightened norepinephrine and epinephrine levels. If this can be biochemically verified, it would appear that the possibilities of improves mental health through positive addiction are virtually boundless.” (p.102). Luthans, et al., 2006 (Luthans, Avolia, Walumbwa, & Li, 2005; Luthans, et al., 2004; Luthans & Youssef, 2004; Luthans, Youssef, & Avolio, 2006, 2007) reported positive psychological capital as a valuable part of the new organization tied into four meaningful self –esteem mental constructs. See also p.3 Luthans, et al. citing positive attributes of positive psychological capital impacts on the individuals in the company. The PPC- approach to the study of leadership, and leadership development, as an integral part the integrated sciences, could redefined the impacts of leadership biohavioral processes. An even greater understanding could emerge about male and females, leadership roles. This would create virtual unlimited possibilities for practical and scientific growth in the arenas of leadership and leadership models and approaches. What are the payoffs positively for leaders whether male and females? What are the neurobehavioral mental correlates between decision making under crisis and stable social scenarios? Are the leaders turned on and get a rush and high from the very nature of being in charge? These are areas which need to be explored across cultural and domains of civilian and non-civilian agencies, communities, and social systems. Sun Tzu (505- 496 BC) stated on (pg. 49) strategy (7) as follows: “ There are not more than five musical notes, yet the combinations of these five give rise to more melodies than can ever be combined. Here there is a definitive understanding of the integration of qualitative and quantitative approach to leadership. Tzu, et al. (505–496BC) wrote, (8) “There are not more than five primary colours [sic] (blue, yellow, red, white, and black), yet in combination they produce more hues than can ever be seen.” (p.49). Tzu, et al. (505–496BC) continued, (9) “There are not more than five cardinal tastes (sour, acrid, salt, sweet, and bitter), yet combinations of them yield more flavors than can ever be tasted.” (p. 49). Herein lays the foundation of what may be a critical triangulated methodology to study leadership and leadership models and approaches. Most recently leadership scholars have been forwarding, the quantum mechanics, quantum theory, and M-Theory to the study of leadership models. Chief Seattle (1854) made it very clear about the quantum nature and nurture relationship and leader’s decisions, the interconnections of mankind with nature, that leaders are beginning to see, or the appearance of seeing; the impacts of their decisions affecting all life forms. Chief Seattle (1854) stated eloquently….. Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread in it. Whatever we do the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things are connected. Chief Seattle (1854). From classical authoritarian approaches, of the one person autocratic ruler, or family clan rulers; towards leadership studies; scholars have posited new research, re-examining; however, not totally embracing, the biological and or genetic traits, indicative of traits inherent in leaders behaviors. What have emerged into a coherent theme of behavioral and scientific methodologies is paving the way for leaders to have an integrated framework based on situational knowledge –based behavior continuum of leadership and leadership models. It is apparent that leadership can’t be and really never has been an isolated phenomenon, if the term can be defined, and applied when leadership is now and art and science.