The fallacy of "making a difference" when the world needs change agents. A LEAD Global Briefing from Futurist Chet W. Sisk
Faced with climate change, failing economic systems, leadership crises, mini-wars in countries around the world, corruption and the technological revolution, it appears that the world is in a prime space for significant transformation. As dour as that may seem, it's not necessarily a bad thing. Picture it like an adolescent period of life. We are deciding who we want to be when we grow up. It could lead to an entirely new and empowered way forward. However, the path to this kind of affirmative future requires bold, innovative, courageous and creative thinking and leadership.
If you hear your leader say something along the lines of "I just want to make a difference", you should be concerned. Making a difference can often mean making adjustments to the process that exists now instead of transforming the process into something greater. I like to call making a difference "more of the same except with a smiley face." Certainly that's not true for everyone who says it. I know many people who mean it in a bigger way, but pay attention to the actions of those who DO use those words. We are living in a time that requires much more. Here are some of the bolder conversations happening now....
Economist Paul Mason says now is the time to think about a new economic system...
I am one who believes that the current nexus of change (connectedness, information, technology, crisis) have created the perfect storm for a new vision of humanity
This School of Life Video makes my point about how our ability to re-imagine the status quo changes everything.
When you think about your leaders for this next phase of humanity, make sure they are courageous, visionary, intuitive and change agents. They will probably be the ones that will save the rest of us.
LEAD Global Community
A group of LEAD Global friends in Ireland are looking for an SEO colleague in the US with some marketing experience, for their social entrepreneurial venture. Write back at firstname.lastname@example.org and put in "Ireland" in the subject line.
If you live in Toronto, Ontario, several LEAD Global members are looking for volunteers to help organize a conference slated for this time next year. The conference is designed to champion an empowered and affirmative path to the future. If interested, write us back at email@example.com and put "conference" in the subject line.
There is a special request for experts in these areas:
If you or someone you know have these skills, write us back at firstname.lastname@example.org and put "expert" in the subject line,
I would love to see those of you in Denver at this event. Let's talk....
Chet W. Sisk is an author and one of the world's leading Social Futurists. He is also expert on the current world paradigm shift. Find out more about him and the LEAD Global Team at www.leadtheshift.com or you can write him directly at email@example.com