We have started 2013 on an accelerated pace.
We cannot help ourselves because the pressure of constant innovation, information, and 24/7 work cycles is rampant.
It seems like the world is spinning faster and the conversation are becoming shorter.
Between social media and social platforms, nothing is static – and it’s only getting more viral.
Our leadership of power is not acceptable anymore, and our organizational systems are not prevailing anymore.
Because the further we move into innovation and information, the more we come to understand something needs to change and change fast.
Transparency and authenticity are the new buzzwords, but are we willing to dive deeper to see the bigger issue?
Are we capable of holding up the mirror to our old ways and finding the courage to say we need new ones?
In big corporations and organizations, the answer is usually no.
We have no time.
Because we need speed. We need impact. We need it faster and we need it NOW.
Let’s be honest: When you tell most leaders to connect with their organization, they ask “Why?”
When you tell them they need to find the soul of their company, they ask “What do you mean?”
When you tell a leader that his team’s most important aspect is heart, they roll their eyes.
So if information is changing, but big business and leadership are not…what happens?
We have a leadership gap.
Something has to give, or the void will widen into a major disconnect.
And so I ask you to courageously to consider what it will take to move past being soullessness, heartlessness and cluelessness of our leadership?
What will it take for us to join together and try something new?
It takes risk. Risk to invest. Risk to invent and risk to invite. New ways. New methods, new language, and new leadership
And it needs to happen now.
Lead From Within: As leaders who desire to make a difference, we need to decide whether we want to ride the wave of innovation and information and leadership, or be left behind. The risk you take is your investment in yourself, your life, your world, and your in purpose.
Of Lolly’s many awards and accolades, Lolly was designated a Top-50 Leadership and Management Expert by Inc. magazine. Huffington Post honored Lolly with the title of The Most Inspiring Woman in the World. Her writing has appeared in HBR, Inc.com, Fast Company (Ask The Expert), Huffington Post, and Psychology Today, and others. Her newest book, The Leadership Gap: What Gets Between You and Your Greatness is being released by Portfolio May 2017.