Here's the big idea = Going forward, thought leadership and idea amplification is the process to shape globalization, disruption, and politics.
From my experience, most people over-index on tactics and vanity metrics and fail on strategy and organization.
From my experience, not engaging, not sharing, not playing doesn't make the difference.
If you want to start a business, win a campaign, or change a culture you can't do it from the sidelines.
Like the lottery, you got to be in it to win it.
Just this week, rising Democrat star and potential national candidate Stacey Abrams on The View told the audience, "I am an introvert. I don't like public stuff."
A leader who has served as Minority Leader of the Georgia House of Representatives was her party's nominee in the 2018 Georgia gubernatorial election, and in February 2019, she became the first African-American woman to deliver a response to the State of the Union address.
Abrams went on to tell the audience she is self-aware, recognizes the fear, and take steps to "hack opportunity."
She closed powerfully by saying, "In politics, they will never elect you if they never hear from you. You can't secretly run for president, or governor, or school board."
A good reminder from even one of the most talented politicians amongst us - You got to be in it to win it.
Marc A. Ross is the founder of Caracal Global and specializes in thought leader strategy and idea amplification for executives and entrepreneurs working at the intersection of globalization, disruption, and politics.