Leadership in the digital age is a curious thing. On one hand we try to inspire, motivate, and encourage other leaders to be as impactful as possible. We share positive images from our lives, we call each other out, we push ourselves...all wrapped in an online presentation that seems...just right.
Sometimes Things Go Wrong
Despite all the effort we put into sharing our world online, sometimes that world turns upside down.
Who is to blame?
Why did it happen?
What will happen next?
What should happen next?
My world is no different than yours. Once in a while something happens that gets me all worked up. It's frustrating. It's usually unnecessary. It's always a pain in the neck to resolve.
But, it always gets resolved.
The Most Important Part
Getting things fixed is not always easy. But for most of us, we are not performing brain surgery. We are not responding to a domestic violence call that could turn deadly. We are not on the front-line of a war zone wondering if today will be our last.
We are blessed to have jobs that allow us to not not only be challenged with problems, but we can also resolve them for our organizations; and in so doing, make our organizations even better than they were previously.
It only happens if we are willing to put on the armor and go into our own "battles."
It can only be successful if we are willing to be fully engaged in understanding our role, and then making decisions to keep things moving forward.
It will only matter, if we elevate our leadership presence to one that is passionate and driven and unwavering on the quest to be world-class.
How About You
Do you need to pick up the full armor this week and make a difference? You are not alone.
The need for bold leadership is everywhere, particularly when life isn't all unicorns and rainbows. Now, get after it!
I'd love to hear from you.