We are into the 2020 Decade with an unprecedented bang and it is time for an Authentic Leadership Revolution, to turn the tide on weak, toxic, incompetent or unequipped leadership. We hope to do this by expediting the development, showcasing and empowering of Authentic Leadership, like never before. It will be done under the #2020DAL – 2020 Decade of Authentic Leadership – Vision.

Read any analysis of the 2010 decade and it becomes clear that we have had a global leadership crisis on our hands for a while and it is escalating, even compounding fast. And who can doubt that the COVID19 pandemic exacerbated an already deteriorating situation.

Our society has become extremely complex, sophisticated and fast, mostly due to technological advancement. Hence we need Authentic, Confident and Visionary leaders like never before; the kind of leadership that can leapfrog us forward, not just counter balance the dearth of quality leadership that is allowing things to spiral out of control. 

So let us expedite the emergence of Authentic Leaders, as a matter of urgency.

This is what we have done, are and will be doing to contribute to the #2020DAL Vision. 

  1. Building of ThinkLead: This vision is only possible if we leverage technology effectively. So, to get the global and organizational conversations going; to add value to innumerable leadership development and empowerment initiatives we have taken more than three years to build ThinkLead. It is a digital Leadership Ecosystem to help leaders Think and Lead on a whole new level. It functions like social media platforms in some ways, but is focused on all things leadership, because right now the world needs it desperately. It is built for the individual, teams, organisations and society. Here are more reasons for this platform in these two articles:

Why the need for a Leadership Ecosystem: Read Here

What goes wrong with Leadership Development and how to fix it: Read Here

2.  Using ThinkLead to mobilise the Authentic Leadership Revolution. On it we will ask users to share: 

  • Their views (messages, articles, audios, videos) on the global leadership situation
  • Their views on how we turn the tide on weak, toxic, incompetent leadership
  • What they are doing, intend on doing to contribute to the vision
  • Examples of excellence in leadership in any sphere of life. This will inspire us all to greater heights. We fight the bad by highlighting and promoting the good
  • Manage their own leadership development and movement through their Personal Leadership Development Plan

We will also utilise this dynamic platform to:

  • Roll out online leadership programs that support #2020DAL, many of them FREE. Here is a perfect example: Seamless Leadership Certificate
  • Help you manage and roll out your own leadership development initiatives more effectively
  • Make quality leadership development possible for all of us, not just the elite out there.

3. Presenting powerful Authentic Leadership Seminars, Webinars and Coaching, to expedite the uncovering and/or strengthening of Authentic Leadership. More about this in due course. 

If you are a forward looking and visionary organisation you are no doubt striving towards a strong, resilient and authentic leadership culture, so that leaders on all levels are empowered to take your organisation through and beyond the 2020 decade.

We would love to share more about the benefits of subscribing your leaders to ThinkLead in support of your initiatives and the #2020DAL Vision.

Belonging to ThinkLead offers the following to leaders:

  • Being part of an elite growing group of Authentic Leaders
  • Truly growing towards ones full potential
  • Personal Leadership Fitness that results in career progression
  • Remaining up to speed on latest Thought Leadership via a growing Leadership Content library
  • Remaining up to speed on leadership views and thinking via Leadership Forums
  • Adhering to behaviour and habit change commitments via their own Personal Leadership Development Plan, with regular reminders
  • Continual learning through access to top Leadership Programs, for FREE
  • Continual learning via access to live “Power Hour” sessions with top experts
  • Continual learning via access to well priced leadership eBooks (TBA)
  • Access to top Coaches
  • Being connected to the best leadership minds
  • Peer Mentoring, advice and support throughout your leadership journey

As soon as an organisation reaches 101 subscribers on ThinkLead, they receive their own dynamic App, with the following additional benefits:

  • Customised competencies / values
  • Secure Internal Company Forum
  • Secure Company customised Group Forums
  • Secure Internal Content Library
  • Independent Admin capability to manage their own App
  • Survey function
  • Managing other groups and program rollouts via Admin
  • Extensive analytics dashboard to track activity and progress
  • Access to database of the best Trainers and Coaches

Let’s make the 2020 decade that period in which we turn the tide on weak, toxic, incompetent or unequipped leadership, individually, in our homes, organisations and society at large. Let us drive the Authentic Leadership Revolution by showcasing and developing Authentic Leaders with greater urgency than we have the past decade. 

Contact us at

  1. If you believe you can add productive value to our #2020DAL Vision, as a Political Leader, CEO, Leadership Expert, Author, Ordinary citizen. 
  2. If you want to talk about how we can strengthen your organisations Authentic Leadership Culture.

Look forward to hearing from you. 


Adriaan Groenewald

Leadership Activist

CEO & Co-Founder Leadership Platform

Co-Founder Think Lead – Creators of Global Leadership Platform


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