Shannon Plummer is speaker and musician of a non-profit, is leading by example. She reminded us that one person’s experience impacts a whole group which may impact each of our businesses moving forward. We have learned from the pandemic, the protests, and historical lessons, that our lives are constantly changing. As we face these changes, our individual choices will impact others and create a collective experience. Let us also determine what we want this experience to be now and lead the change together.
Multiple businesses and individuals have been impacted by this pandemic. Each one may or may not have had a crisis management plan. Many developed the plan on the fly. The lesson learned is best exemplified by the people and businesses who are choosing to donate, serve, and align with others in overcoming the obstacles. The effect and impact are real and many are going to be spending years overcoming, yet as an individual working to impact the collective, finding what is my ability to assist is a much more powerful use of my time.
Many cultures, races, and communities are in the midst of gatherings requesting reformation. We get the ability to use our platforms to remind people how to respond to the challenges of any protest. We, as individuals, and business leaders, get to either support or hold elected officials accountable, no matter their role, and create conversations for creating reforms for the collective experience as a whole, as a wise respected leader reminded me. The old idiom, “A picture is worth a thousand words” reminds us that even one picture we share has meaning and ability to impact the collective experience. Wise to determine what presence we are portraying in the simplest of concepts.
Martin Luther King Jr. and many others created change to attempt to address the racist challenges of our country. These movements impact every one of our businesses. We get to lead the change for a movement to create leaders who are willing to ask the tough questions, guide diversity reform, and unite the collective experience of equality, respect, and agape love. Our business services and products can be driven by relationships honoring the lessons and creating history from our leadership.
Lead the Change
A collective experience, by our choice, to ask questions, lead growth, and increase our success as a whole is needed every day. Every individual and every business leader has a platform to choose how to lead this opportunity. It may be as simple as a lyric or statement, as Shannon Plummer started this conversation. It may be as intense as the messages Martin Luther King shared in his worldwide platform. It may be a simple blog as this woman business leader shares with you to call us all to collectively collaborate and cause collective change. Our relationships, services, and successes in honoring diversity, respecting each other, and validating the experience from all perspectives are just a few ways we may all lead the change.