Our lives WILL change in 2021 in ways we can’t yet fathom at this stage. Let’s get the most important question out of the way. Are you one of the people whose life was affected in 2020? You may ask yourself, “Is 2021 going to be better than 2020?”.
I believe the short answer to that, is yes! The isolation brought by the pandemic has changed our society. The world is fed up with “fake” leaders, I know I am! Let’s throw out the old-style leadership of spin, manipulation and coercion. Let’s show up and stop the Trump style of leadership! Today we have access to massive amounts of information: the Trump style of BS, lying and shouting “Fake News” that reports the truth is not good enough – I want real leadership!
Human leadership can be the most powerful and influential force on the planet!
Authentic leadership is the superpower required to solve the climate crisis, racism, poverty, disease, species loss and so many other things. Yet we continue to elect, select and promote the wrong sort of leader! President Trump is the leader of the US and yet as of today 19.8 Million Covid 19 cases and 343 thousand people have died as of Dec 30th 2020 (it is projected to be 350 thousand by Jan 1st 2021.) We need you to be an authentic leader, who will show up and inspire us to make a difference. In 2021
Authentic Leadership Is Powerful!
Greta Thunberg created a movement from Jakarta to New York City, children and teenagers are walking out of class and marching in the streets to demand action on climate change. Greta did it by being authentic, no BS and taking a stand! And the world is taking notice.
Communications experts say these young climate activists are using their authentic moral authority as children, and their social-media savvy, to raise adult concern of climate change. They have made a difference by be themselves, authentic and living with passion.
For 2021 to be different I challenge you to be even authentic, to challenge the BS and spin! We need more authentic leaders, please take up the challenge of authenticity. While frustration and conflict might be of the challenge of being authentic, by the end of the year, your life WILL be different, and when looking back at all the challenges, breakthroughs, effort, and unexpected twists and turns, you’ll find yourself saying “it was all worth it!”
Your challenge in 2021, if you accept it is to – Show Up & Lead.
Always show up Geoffrey
Geoffrey has over 25 years coaching experience. He has led teams for 2010 Winter Olympic Bid, CN Rail, Shaw, Rocky Mountaineer, Sandwell Engineering, FKP Architects, Telus and Stantec. Geoffrey taught at the Sauder School of Business, Executive Education, at the University of British Columbia.