How Love Empowers a Disruption Strategy with Charlene Li

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.

It’s not often that we come across a book, a concept or an idea which resonates with us as deeply as did Charlene Li’s latest book, The Disruption Mindset: Why Some Organizations Transform While Others Fail. Li is both precise and persuasive in proposing a mindset and an approach which enables leaders to thrive in the current climate of digital disruption. 

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.   

Ending the War in Business

ending the war in business

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.

The Relationship Between LQ & Trust

Relationship Between LQ & Trust

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.”