Crossroads

 In Change Leadership, Change Management

“Time is the coin of your life.  It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent.  Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you.”
Carl Sandburg

In our recent 4th quarter white paper we presented three powerful dynamics affecting change in today’s world: generational transition, ‘legacy’ transfer, and cultural transformation.  Generational transition of the baby boomer and millennial generations, ‘legacy’ transfer of climate and finances, and cultural transformation of sociocultural evolution.  These dynamics are unfolding across the globe, in real-time, and are profoundly impacting our collective future.  The scope is global, the scale is massive, and, in many respects, we are at a historic crossroads.  A question to ponder is: how are we doing so far?

Let’s consider where we are in time.  Clearly, we are not back in 520 B.C., and have seen many versions of this ‘movie’ in the past; yet, times have changed and in many respects we have not.  We are now in an era of human-driven evolution and need to craft a future in which we want to live, not just survive.

If we are in the midst of a sociocultural evolution, what institutions do we have in place to help establish social norms and values in this new epoch?  Big picture, we have departments of defense and commerce, how about culture? Business, who has the responsibility and authority to act as the ‘conscience’ of the organization? And personally, am I in charge of my independent thought or have I become lazy with the algorithms in today’s world?

We will leave you with a deep question: in 2019 A.D., what does it mean to be human?  We would love to hear your thoughts.

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