When love meets power

Since 2019, everything has changed – not just how we see society, the role of government and health services – but also perhaps how we see ourselves.

18 May 2020

By the TACSI team

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Love and Power, written by Charles Leadbeater in collaboration with TACSI

This white paper, written by Charles Leadbeater in collaboration with TACSI, invites us to embrace a wider set of virtues – care, love, tenderness, nurture - as well as vulnerabilities, doubts and anxieties.

The Covid-19 pandemic continues to test every system we have in place as a society, and the resources we have to manage it are increasingly limited. The subject may seem unorthodox. ‘Love’ is not a word we often find in the professional sphere, particularly in association with ‘power’.

Charles Leadbeater

But bold ideas remind us of what it means to be human

From declining mental health to unprecedented numbers of people experiencing loneliness and isolation, our ten years of practice has shown us that the right combination of love and power can be fundamental in addressing many of our deeply entrenched social issues.

At a time when many of us are uncertain about where to direct our energy and resources, we believe this paper represents a call to action for each of us and our efforts to create a better version of the society we leave behind.

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Imagine a future where love meets power

As a critical friend, collaborator and thought leader, Charles Leadbeater represents love and power in practice. His kind but clear guidance is invaluable and it has been a privilege to work with him in finding a language that reflects such important learning from our past ten years.

Whether a policy maker, practitioner, leader or coach – we hope this article takes you to a place of reflection and ignites your imagination about the possibilities that might exist in a future where Love meets Power.

Read Love and Power, written by Charles Leadbeater in collaboration with TACSI

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