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Resolution-Free Leadership in 2020: Follow Six GLOCO Principles

January 7, 2020

Another year has come to a close. It was a world of ups and downs, whether in the stock and bond markets, geo-political events, or in technology.

It’s easy to feel lost in a sea of change, where we have little or no control over the events that affect our daily lives.

Well, there’s a better way to how we lead our lives in a chaotic and unpredictable world. It’s about separating what we cannot control (external events) from what we, as individuals, are able to control. It’s about self-empowerment in action. 

In the past, your faithful correspondent has talked about GLOCO: think Global, Act Local. Here are six GLOCO principles for your reflection—and potential action— as we enter 2020.

1) Lead your life with integrity—align your words with your actions.

2) Be a promise-keeper. If you don’t want to do something, just say No.

3) Lend a helping hand—even if it’s assisting an old lady across the street.

4) Treat people as how you like to be treated–with respect.

5) Fill an empty space—and leave a positive mark.

6) We’re on Planet Earth for a nano-second of time—look after Her.

Take a moment to reflect on this Sanskrit quotation. It fits well with our entry into a new year.

Yesterday is but a dream, tomorrow but a vision. But today well lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness, and every tomorrow a vision of hope. Look well, therefore, to this day. Such is the salutation to the dawn.

So before you go racing off into the unknown of unrestrained activity—work, pleasure, community, home—consider the above quotation and what it means to you.

Let’s work together to make 2020 one of positive change.

He who breaks a resolution is a weakling; He who makes one is a fool. — F.M. Knowles

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