Tuesday, October 11, 2011, marks the first anniversary of #LeadershipChat hosted by Lisa Petrilli and Steve Woodruff. So, first of all, a big huge Happy Anniversary to you both! I have loved the topics and I love the brilliant community it has brought together. There a couple of key reasons why I participate often in the weekly chat.
Even though there is an enormous diversity of perspectives on any given topic it is amazing to see the confirmation it brings. Even as leaders we can go through questioning periods. I know I do. However, by participating in this chat it has helped bring confirmation to me as I reflect on my entire career. It has also brought confirmation to the path I am traveling now. Here I am as a VP for a relatively small company trying to tackle giants each day in one form or another. #Leadershipchat reminds me that I can do it!
The topics are certainly never redundant and the conversation takes on a life of its own. Each week there is such a unique spin and perspectives on micro leadership topics. Whether we are dealing with ourselves or our team or just harnessing the power of overall emotional intelligence, the conversation is amazingly uplifting and inspiring. The uniqueness of each personas perspective lends towards the overall education we all receive.
A True Community
Even after the lights are out and the chat is over the community is still very much alive. I have so so much appreciation for everyone in the community. Our conversations have transcended above and beyond the one hour, we spend on Tuesday night. The conversation is just like the Energizer bunny. It keeps going and going. Yep, that's leadership on steroids for sure! I have learned a lot from this super smart crew and I am very very proud to be part of this community. Lisa and Steve are true rock stars and have shown their true ability as leaders by bringing us all together for a solid roundtable chat.
Join the community on Tuesday at 8 pm EST and letâ€™s celebrate together! Happy Anniversary #LeadershipChat!