With global issues such as Covid, and national concerns such as social unrest and government instability, with elections and technology disruptors such as machine learning impacting our businesses, we face significant challenges and opportunities to move our organizations, industries, and communities forward. Leadership must change in response to these changes. Each of us is invited into a new world requiring new skills and new ways of being. In leadership roles, we must respond to this invitation quickly. Our near-term success, as well as long-term success, is counting on it.
We are seeing significant cases of previously successful leaders and organizations faltering. Organizations are at risk of not meeting the essential missions they intend to serve. Faltering organizations can mean an interruption in the supply chain for crucial products, loss of livelihood, disruptions in children’s education, disruptions in medical treatment, etc. Leaders and leadership are pivotal in helping us navigate our challenging times. The best leaders will help us define a future that can improve our current reality and help us navigate the challenges to accomplish that future.