There is no bigger example of leadership voids than taking a look at the current zeitgeist of collapse.
These voids are why in the year 2020 the feeling of uncertainty is everywhere. There is a constant belief, everywhere, that people are going to lose their jobs, that the economy is going to collapse, that World War 3 is going to happen any minute, an apocalypse is around the corner, a super virus-bacteria will kill everyone, that “big government” is spying on them in that moment, the planet is collapsing, and in the end everyone is doomed.
There is clearly a leadership crisis. Where are we going? Nowhere? I guess that means we’re all dead!
This environment of uncertainty is allowing an unprecedented levels of predation to occur.
Just look at security sales.
Perhaps never in human history has safety and security been a bigger drain of resources than today. There is no shortage of examples of resource depletion from uncertainty from the expenditures at the highest levels such as a global bureaucratic military industrial complex and the growing gargantuan cyber security industry to the personal level of the sale of fire arms and home intrusion systems. Expenses on “security” are breath taking.
Even though statistics prove that human life has never been better, uncertainty is building and growing.
If you grow in leadership, you can dispel uncertainty
Before going into how to dispel uncertainty, remember that its a leadership void. It’s real simple.
Uncertainty dissipates when there is movement towards an honorable purposeful mission where the person who leads it keeps their concerns on the well being and forward progress of the people.
The four step approach to dispel uncertainty, now.
- Take a breath
- Imagine a future to build, starting now.
- Communicate this vision to others with intention.
- Create forward momentum, even if its tiny.
The reason that people have such uncertainty, is their lack of forward moment in a direction of their choosing. If this is you, or others you know, you ought to take a step back and get your breath.
You need to be able to see in your mind a better future clearly. Figure that out, even if its something small like “my house should be cleaner.”
Communicate what you see to other people. Avoid trying to convince them that this is the right course, instead speak with intentional and in a focused manner. You are going in a particular direction, because of something that you have noticed. Then consider inviting others to join that vision.
Once you’ve communicated it, get to work implementing it. Within minutes, the uncertainty that permeates in the environment around you will begin to dissipate. This is the power of forward momentum. Each step forward creates a clearer and clearer picture that where you are going, is real.
You have the power to dispel “collapse” in your life
While there are an unbelievable number of things that are outside of your control, there is still considerable amount that you know you already know you can begin stepping forward with to build forward momentum in your life, and others.
Be careful following “leaders” who radiate uncertainty.
Regardless of the problems that exist, there is always a way to survive. There is always something that can and should be done about it. There is always the need to face it, rather than run away from it. This is why you must begin dispelling uncertainty by being a force for the future.