Catching Up with Reality

user Andrew Blum

One of the great challenges that all human beings face is aligning their behavior with reality. This has played out dramatically over the course of history and, in particular, this past year. Reality is evolving in new and dramatic ways, resulting in a lot of uncertainty.

When the pandemic began, many of us struggled with the level of uncertainty and were slow to adjust. As the data began to show us that the pandemic would not end quickly, those who moved aggressively benefited greatly from their decisive actions.

I believe we are now at a similar inflection point but in the opposite direction. The data is showing us that the world is reopening quickly and at an increasingly robust level, however, many of us are still plagued by uncertainty. Will the variants negate the progress from vaccines? Will the global economy recover quickly or will there be more fits and starts? How should we evolve our working practices and when?

This uncertainty is natural and, at Trium, we believe now is the time to make your best guess with conviction and act out of it so that your behavior doesn’t lag reality. We are more likely to thrive if we take decisive action to prepare for a future reality that seems to be one of new, and perhaps unprecedented, growth.

While the world may never return to what it was before the pandemic (nor should it), my personal leadership stand is one of unbridled optimism. I want my actions to be just ahead of the emerging reality, not behind it. Now is the time to move fast and move big.

Get your sails up and be ready to catch the wind.


Back to TriumIQ

Let’s Talk

Contact Us

Trium IQ

What Good Leaders Do When Replacing Bad Leaders

Those who are replacing poor or controversial leaders have a special challenge. Every leader who fills a…


Catching Up with Reality

One of the great challenges that all human beings face is aligning their behavior with reality. This has…


Focus on Your Other Hand

In the last year, as leaders have been navigating unprecedented levels of uncertainty and anxiety, our clients…


Want to Be a Great Leader? Be a Great Coach

It’s no secret that the Bay Area is one of the highest-priced labor markets in the country,…


How to Build Strategy When “Set it and Forget it” Won’t Work

This piece was written by Doug Randall and originally published on Real Leaders. A global pandemic. Civil…


Your Only Job: Be Kind. Be Present. Be Clear.

As a management consultant, I get asked for advice all the time on a wide range of…


What We Can Learn From Joe Biden About Purpose

Regardless of your political persuasion or orientation, it would be difficult to not admire Joe Biden’s journey….


A Trium POV on The Purpose of Work

Andrew Blum reframes what work is all about and offers a different way of viewing work that…


Interview with Andrew Blum on His Recognition as a Top 25 Consultant

We are thrilled to announce that our Founder and CEO, Andrew Blum, was named a Top 25…


Trium Founder and CEO, Andrew Blum Recognized by Consulting Magazine as a Top 25 Consultant

San Francisco, Ca. (19 October 2020) – The Trium Group, a pioneering management consultancy that uniquely integrates strategy…


Winning the Long Game: Developing a Strategy Mindset

This article was originally published in Real Leaders magazine. Winston Churchill famously said, “It’s always wise to…


How My Old Dog Taught Me a New Trick about Team Performance

Who doesn’t like a good dog story? This is also a leadership lesson that resonated strongly for…

Artemis Patrick, Sephora

VIDEO | Our Clients Speak to the Impact of Trium Coaching

Our clients share the reasons they selected Trium as their partner in executive coaching, leadership development, and more.


5 Key Workouts for Building Management Muscle

Now more than ever, managers adept at creating environments that inspire others to achieve at a higher level are…

Photo credit to Drew Garcia

Leading When the World is on Fire

Autumn is typically that time of year associated with gathering the harvest and leaves falling to the…


VIDEO | How to Measure the Impact of Executive Coaching

Trium Founder and CEO, Andrew Blum provides the REAL value of executive coaching.