Digital disruption is increasingly seen as an inevitable force that
every industry leader needs to not only plan for but embrace. Whether
you are currently a leader within your industry or a newcomer who holds
just a small piece of the pie, a disruption strategy (if you have the
appetite for it) could put you ahead of your competitors in years to
come. You need only ask yourself which side of the disruption paradigm
you want to be on.
She helps us to understand the impact a disruption strategy has on leaders, employees and other stakeholders. Li also provides useful advice to ensure the successful implementation of a disruption strategy. She takes on a topic which for many may seem overwhelming and provides both clarity and an implementable blueprint to transform not just organizations but entire industries.
Many of us are familiar with the popular Showtime television series Billions. The show gives us a glimpse into the world of high-stakes financial asset management. Wall Street hero/anti-hero Bobby Axelrod will stop at nothing to achieve his goals while his antagonist, Chuck Rhodes a U.S. Attorney fueled by righteous indignation (and political ambition) stoops just as low in order to crush his nemesis. Both the main characters are portrayed as ruthless, power-hungry and successful in large part due to their killer instincts.
While the series is a dramatization of real-life events and individuals, in reality business is often experienced as this kind of battleground, dog-eat-dog world where only the most ruthless survive.
In this article we examine the culture of business and the reasons business is so often seen as a battle. We discuss an alternative framework for operating in the world of commerce. We also highlight the many benefits of raising one’s love quotient and applying a heart-centered approach to business.
Trust is a key element in business and in business relationships. For leaders in business, understanding the relationship between love and trust will help us to accelerate the power of trust in our lives and our organizations.
High trust relationships take time to build but once these are in place things can move very quickly. When we are coming from a loving place, when we have a high LQ, trust can actually be developed much more quickly because our intent, who we are, can be felt and trusted.
Trust is one of the most elusive qualities of our time and yet it is one of the most crucial. Stephen R. Covey said that “Trust is the glue of life. It’s the most essential ingredient in effective communication. It’s the foundational principle that holds all relationships.”