As I was listening in the world today to what was and wasn’t being said, a few important dots connected.
“Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been wait
ing for. We are the change that we seek.” No, Jenson Huang didn’t say that. Barack Obama did.
That led me to think about how that really contextualizes what Gandhi said ‘be the change you wish to see in the world.’
Ok, so what?
I listened to Jensen Huang’s #GTC21 keynote. I knew I wouldn’t understand 99% of what he said, which meant I would learn a lot. And while most of what he said conjured a big WTF!?! — 7 words grabbed my face and wouldn’t let go.
“We have invested billions into this intuition…”
Yes. I realize he was talking about AI. But his words said so much more and veered into my lane of leadership.
It is through a leader’s investment in reflection that taps into intuition that triggers change. And it’s only when we listen to hear – which means – actioning that intuition, is when change becomes possible.
The change needed now is leadership flexibility. There is optimism in the air. And while no one would confuse me with a real optimist, my approach is grounded in a pragmatic perspective and positivity.
As we evolve away from the fear of covid and into a new way of thinking, working, and leading – that means leaders have new choices. We can choose to be accommodating and trusting at higher levels.
Honestly, neither are my greatest strengths. And both require a generous mindset that goes beyond ‘benefit of the doubt.’ So that’s where I’m willing to lean in. Because I know that’s what people need.
I wondered how I am adapting my own leadership within my coaching to help leaders adopt theirs. So I pose these questions to you and me both:
· How are you, as a leader, investing in your own introspection?
· How are you activating your intuition to help others succeed?
I look forward to hearing from you.
And I forgive you, Jensen Huang, for being an OSU beaver. #GoDucks!