Name: Kelvin Bown
Organisation: Reawakening the Past
I am a freeland artist, whose aim is to remind an restore heritage and bring life to ancestral values and understandings aiming to inspire their application to the challenges we collectively face today.
Thank you to the 2,000 leaders who’ve generously done the 7 Questions on Leadership!
I hope Kelvin's answers will encourage you in your leadership journey. Enjoy!
1. What have you found most challenging as a leader?
Subconsious assumptions of ideas that we are the most evolved we ever have been, Darwinism and the almost universally accepted and educated idea that we are in a competition.
2. How did you become a leader? Can you please briefly tell the story?
Just being me and expressing creatively according to whatever I feel benefits the whole most.
3. How do you structure your work days from waking up to going to sleep?
I dont have days and nights! I just work and pray.
4. What's a recent leadership lesson you've learned for the first time or been reminded of?
Dont be afraid to act when there is a chance you will not succeed.
5. What's one book that has had a profound impact on your leadership so far? Can you please briefly tell the story of how that book impacted your leadership?
Helps to remember that it is never about us first.
6. If you could only give one piece of advice to a young leader, what would you say to them?
Listen to your heart, be the example of what you would like to inspire in others
7. What is one meaningful story that comes to mind from your time as a leader, so far?
We made an exhibition on the importance of rain prayers, based on the common understanding between native Middle Eastern desert peoples, and the indigenous peoples of other regions including North America, that when we get things right, we are rewarded rain, a blessing, and when we fall into harmful ways, drought can come, and that our prayers are heard, and collective prayer are heard by the skies.