Peaceful Leadership is a leadership theory that centers around three Primary Pillars and five Core Competencies. The three pillars are Trust, Psychological Safety, and Inclusion. These directly refer to humans’ basic psychological needs when acting as members of a system or organization. A Peaceful Leader’s role in fulfilling these needs is actualized through competency in five critical areas: Patience, Engagement, Appreciation, Curiosity, and Empowerment.
Peaceful leadership can be learned and applied by leaders of people in any system: supervisors in a workplace, elected officials in a community, heads of household in a family, or any other network. By employing peaceful leadership, the members of the system benefit, the leaders benefit, and the system as a whole benefits.