The path of least resistance is always the easiest one to follow but it seldom leads you to where you would like to go. As I move forward in my business I find that proper motivation is sorely lacking as young people pursue their dreams for the future. Learn how to learn and learn what to learn.
As a Millennial Advocate I am a huge fan of the unbridled optimism displayed by those pouring off the campuses across the nation to embrace the career of their dreams. Be ever mindful that those lacking the same opportunity or privileges have had similar dreams as well. Acknowledge their efforts on your behalf and serve their cause to aspire to greater heights as they too need opportunity.
Leaders find themselves beset with the challenges of a VUCA world (volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous) where decisions are more difficult than ever before and the outcome must rely upon the cooperation of the entire team in order to achieve continued success.
Servant Leadership seems to be the popular mainstay today and it was effective in the 20th century as well. Empathy is vitally important to understanding what is necessary to usher forth the engagement necessary to respond to the vision of inspired leadership.
The entire landscape of the workforce has changed and resilience and continuous learning are just a couple of the needed skills in order to prosper in a gig economy as technology continues to permeate every aspect of our lives each and every day!
American writer and futurist Alvin Toffler is usually credited with the quote: “The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.”
Having read his book it is not a coincidence that I have needed to apply those principles to my life in order to successfully perpetuate my career!