LC Theory of Change
The Soft Skills
are the Hard Skills
At the LC, we believe the "soft skills" of leadership are actually the hardest — to learn, to earn, to nurture, and to retain. Yet, they are pivotal in driving positive change in today's complex social and business climate.
The traits of evolved leadership are typically considered soft in nature or "nice to have" but in fact are the most effective and legacy-building attributes of the best leaders; past, present, or future.
Harmonic Expectation, the World Over
Our global conversations about workplace culture are united by a keen desire to uphold leaders who are more balanced, who are "cultivators" — who have high empathy for others and integrity within themselves — who are purpose-led and not afraid to show vulnerability.
These shifts in norms require a more human-centered and modern approach to leading. And traditionally defined aspirational leadership qualities (eg. transformational or charismatic) should be more dimensional than the limited view that we currently celebrate and reward.
to Move Forward
Let us be innovative in this quest, but let us also embrace the "power of remembering" and reference back to thinkers and practices that can uniquely help lead us forward.
This kind of leadership development cannot be done overnight or in a routine "one size fits all" way. It takes courage and commitment to align around a more transformative and enduring change within yourself and your team(s). And it takes organizations who know that a "growth mindset" should mean more than just focusing on the bottom line.