All who, faced with current challenges, are bravely choosing to live life differently and to do work with newfound agility.

By Bill Dickinson

TLG Senior Consultant

My most admired historical leaders are actually the many and varied leaders, in this historical pandemic, who are bravely choosing to live life differently and to do work with new found agility.

  • The composite of these countless and varied leaders represents those working as well as those who were forced from work—and are doing their best to pivot with dignity in uncertainty.
  • The composite of these leaders are those who are doing their best to support remote working while having empathy for mental-health challenges.
  • The composite of these leaders are courageous first-responders, in countless professions and vocations, who risk all the more so my family and I can be safer.
  • The composite of these leaders are amazingly brave protesters who fight for racial equality, and are not afraid to proclaim that Black Lives Matter; and more than ever.
  • The composite of these leaders are in our homes balancing check-books and virtual learning, and children who have to live through frightening pandemic and political environment.

Quite frankly, I could go on and on. I am simply in awe of the resilience already demonstrated (and whether people are highly conscious of this resilience or not).

Although I believe there is a deficit in national leadership, overall, I cannot help applauding the day to day leadership I see being lived out as humanity copes, understands, and rises to each new day.

Yes, we have some great leaders historically present here and now; and so many of us are living and working with them as well as grieving with and supporting innumerable others.

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