‘Set the world on a different path’. These words caught my attention because they are the words that I can imagine a Socialised Maverick saying, demanding, imploring. A Klaxon alarm to the masses, the young, the old, the inbetween.
- A call to do something different.
- A call to revolution.
- A call for the greater good.
Powerful stuff, well at least it could be if the message is heard and acted on. The young doesn’t need to accept the failures of the past. There are already more Millennials and Generation Z individuals in the workplace than Baby Boomers and Generation X.
Set the world on a different path … the power in the workplace is shifting.
Organisations are having to deal with revolutionary change on a scale unparalleled before. We need leaders to respond, not react to this change. Not leaders steeped in the old paradigm. Maverick Leaders striving for the greater good, balancing the friction, tension, necessity of the blended integrated leader. Equally concerned with who they are as leaders and what they do.
The world is crying out for change. My passion for equipping Maverick Leaders to change the world we work in, plays into this desperate need.
Only yesterday I wrote ‘The need for Maverick Leaders’, and today I see this video from President Barack Obama, which is an address to the 2020 graduating high school seniors. Take a look:
This video is a great example of a Maverick Leader. He has a calm and reassuring tone, he empathises with the loss of their expectations and then points them to a better future. One that they can lead and take control of. He reminds them that they have a responsibility to the future, one that they have already begun to lead.
He is empowering future leaders and reassuring them that the ability to lead is already within their grasp. This is powerful; transforming despair and disappointment into hope and challenge.
President Obama, advises the graduates, on the cusp of adult responsibilities, that they should do 3 things:
- Be fearless
- Do the right thing
- Build a community
Within that advice he adds two additional items:
- Ground yourself in values that last
- Set the world on a different path
These 5 things speaks into the integrity of Maverick Leaders.
Two years ago I came up with the Socialised Mavericks’ Mission – a manifesto of sorts. watching the video today, was a shock as it seems perfect for era we are now in. A glimpse from the past into the present day future.
Take a look at this short video – is this something that you could get behind?