We live in the era of acceleration. The next decade will see unimaginable change to absolutely everything you know. Check your speed!
That’s the opening concept as I launch this video series for the month of 2020 – each business day, a new video clip, with insight, commentary and keynote clips, around the key leadership traits that you must focus on to survive and thrive into the 2020’s.
#1? Check your speed!
The most critical leadership trait that you can focus on for success in the next decade involves your ability to respond faster to faster trends.
When I am on stage, I will often prime my audience for the era of acceleration by commenting that “we will see more change in the next ten years than we have seen in the last 100.”
Is this just a mind-stretch, or is it real?
To get into the right frame of mind, watch this clip – I’m on stage opening a major manufacturing conference. Check the page line they’ve used on the stage backdrop – it’s from one of my daily quotes: “Futurists? Think of us as a tour guide to an increasingly complex, extremely fast future!”
As you watch the video, take note of my comments at the start:
- “We live in the most staggering time of acceleration. Our challenge is our ability to keep up with these trends.”
- “It will be your ability to ingest these trends, and turn them into opportunity, that will increasingly define your future.”
- “We have never witnessed a period of time in which we have seen so much change coming at us so quickly.”
- “Success will not come from your history. Success will not come from your legacy. It will come from your ability to innovate, change and adapt.”
Now watch this – and my comment, “I’m going to take you on a tour of the trends that will redefine your world, and that you need to align yourself to in order to take advantage of opportunity.”
Here’s the thing – those trends are going to come at you faster than every before through the next decade, and so it is your speed that really becomes a defining success factor.
Welcome to the 2020’s. Are you ready? Are you structured for speed?
Check your speed!
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