It’s been two weeks and I can’t let go of just how significant the US elections have been. It’s a curious phenomenon, that before Obama is officially president, his campaign to get there, has signaled a paradigm shift that is intoxicating the globe. It seems that the world has awoken to the realization that no longer does the politics of power have to dominate, but people, mobilized by community, can find their voices singing down the hallways of influence.
The way people behaved has had more influence than the way Obama has lead. They are integrally linked of course, but it deserves noting that the collective, communal behaviour of millions of Americans has signaled change – not Obama the man!
“The way we behave every day, has the ability to change the world” – heard that one? That psycho babble mumbo jumbo that races off the book store shelves with the promise of a new life. Yes that very line, as contrived as it may have seemed for so long, has just become reality.
I hope that the changes within America can begin to instill in all of us a sense of belief that what we do everyday matters. That it is not what we become, what status we achieve, what our bank balance will look like, but just what we do!
All great leaders understand that and will always seek partners that share the collective belief in the collective. So when we are pissed off, frustrated, disillusioned or down right disengaged from the world that we no longer like, ask yourself this question:
‘What can I do to mobilize a community of people to make things change?’
Then reach out and build relationships, just one that is loaded with high levels of trust and sharing. By doing that you energise that relationship to begin attracted more relationships…..and the rest is history, Obama-style!