The Disruptors of The New Age: 4 Things Glocal Leaders Do

legacy-leadership-izabella-lundbergby Izabela Lundberg, Columnist & Featured Contributor

[su_dropcap style=”flat”]J[/su_dropcap]UST GOT BACK FROM the #1 most innovative city in the US. NYC is one of the most outstanding, innovative cities for many reasons. But there is so much work yet to be done, offering tremendous opportunities to improve, innovate, and invest.

People you get to meet and talk to such a diverse group in one single day, if you are truly open, can stretch your mind to a new, accelerating dimensions.

We need the disruption of categories that lead us to abandon the difficult, the disagreeable, and the least likely to go very far.”

          ~ Greg Boyle

In the city full of energy and some of the most talented individuals, it is hard not to notice a new dynamic between top talent and companies. What is shifting and what will not stop any time soon (if ever) is leadership that has the glocal traits (effective local, global and virtual leadership) and capacity (including emotional intelligence and agile project management) not only to attract but also to keep the top talent. Why? Without top talent, you are not going anywhere fast today nor tomorrow! Talk about competition and new perspective to many Fortune 500 companies. It is like the best tennis match that US Open gave us on Sunday during the men’s finals.

disruption-disruptIn case you are wondering what is needed from both sides of the coin (talent and organizations), you may want to explore the following:

  1. Support Employees Purpose – Giving the opportunity for the talent to engage and give back in a new way not only to the organization but also to the community. How to accomplish this fast and effectively? By recognizing and appreciating exceptional talent that also wants and can make tremendous impact in addition to completing their job so well.

Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.”

          ~ John F. Kennedy

  1. Nurture Conscience Driven Business – It is essential to raise the bar not only in the profit line, but also overall business day-to-day operation and practice. The more you are setting up a conscience-based mindset, you will allow the top talent to take transformation, innovation, creativity, learning, engagement, collaboration, organizational change and life balance on the steroids within your organization. Did I mentioned long-lasting partnerships?

There is a higher court than courts of justice and that is the court of conscience. It supersedes all other courts.”

          ~ Mahatma Gandhi

  1. Cultivate New Business Model – Exceptional capacity to use technology, especially social media that extends glocally! Where and how to start? Know your organization stats! Track the information in the way that is providing you with 360 degrees eagle view when discussing and deciding on the business strategies. Key is to allow the change when it is needed and offers a new direction.

The quality of a leader is reflected in the standards they set for themselves.”

          ~ Ray Kroc

  1. Foster Glocal Mentorships & Partnerships – Find and solve current glocal issues from the standpoint of an opportunity instead of as a problem for your current and future clients. Allow new partnerships and mentorships to take a place to drive growth and changes faster in addition to financial rewards.

The task of leadership is not to put greatness into people, but to elicit it, for the greatness is there already.”

          ~ John Buchan

As we look at any given point around us, especially in NYC, we can see many disruptions take a place simultaneously.

I was so eager and ready to finish my stay in NYC with big bang by watching tennis match between Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer in person live. This was truly dream come true. To my amazement several unexpected things occurred, one a weather factor that delayed the game, the other was while the game was delayed, I had the opportunity to talk to some of most brilliant business minds. The best part, flying JetBlue gave me the opportunity to see the game while safely flying home in real time instead of waiting to see a recording and learn the results upon landing.

The NEW Game is on Champions! Bring it on!


Izabela Lundberg
Izabela Lundberg
As a passionate advocate of lifelong learning and thought leadership, Izabela proudly prides herself and ethically serves as a transformational leader delivering global business advisory, coaching, strategy through leadership and organizational development, and innovative learning High-Performance Impact Method™ framework at Legacy Leaders Institute. By aligning and supporting business growth objectives, she works side by side with executive leaders from Startups to Fortune 500 companies. For more than two decades, Izabela demonstrated a unique ability to identify, create, and deliver solutions to complex global business challenges with her unique perspective. As a result, she successfully increased talent and team engagement, performance, revenues, and overall organizational impact in dozens of selected companies. Today, Izabela helps talent and teams come together to accomplish more than ever before with her progressive solutions and worldview (living in six countries, speaking six languages, traveling to over 45 countries, and working with diverse teams from over 100 countries). Besides, Izabela earned a Master of Science in Leadership and Organization from the University of Denver with a focus on Strategic Innovation & Change and Organizational Development & Training. She is #1 International Best Selling author and her book, The World Messenger, that is highly respected by academics, athletes, and business leaders worldwide. To receive a signed copy, go to right NOW! Need to speak with Izabela right of way? Follow & Connect with Izabela on LinkedIn and email her at [email protected]. Game On, Champions!

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