There is a phenomenon that is occurring that is worth noticing. And you can be a part of it.
People don’t learn well without conversation. When they talk about an idea, it is how they grow in self-awareness for the purpose of gaining greater situational awareness. The integration of knowledge into practice is now a goal. This is how we learn to be better at making decisions, solving the most difficult problems, and building teams of people who genuinely respect and trust each other.
We grow as persons and as leaders of impact when we talk with each other. We get better at the practice of living our lives, doing the work that we do, and actually achieving the goals that we set.
It is for this reason that I believe we need to carve out more time to talk, to converse, to interact, to learn from each other. Every conversation that I have never fails to give me something to think about that I find valuable and practical. This is why leaders need to be talking with each other. A few of us have a plan, and we’d like you to join us.
The Leadership Current
If you live in the Piedmont Triad of North Carolina, anywhere within an hour of downtown Winston-Salem, you have an opportunity to participate and contribute to the establishment of a new leadership conversation program.
My colleagues Jason Clubb and Josh Kwasny of the Allforward group and I have begun a weekly leadership conversation called The Leadership Current. We meet on Tuesdays at 8:00 am Eastern at the Current coworking space in downtown Winston-Salem. The program is free. Coffee, fruit, and pastries are provided. We go for 75 minutes, then we are done. Then we are out the door to the rest of our day. Think of this gathering as a way to elevate the leadership of your own organization. We all know how to run our businesses. Do we know how to lead them? There is still room for next week.
Here’s the program for the first six weeks.
9/21 – How To Be a Leader-Rich Organization – DONE
9/28 – How To Align Work and Home
10/5 – How To Solve Every Problem
10/12 – How To Be a Person of Impact
10/19 – How To Make Partnerships Work
10/26 – How To Build Trust in Organizations
The format is simple. I present a brief thought piece that sets up our conversation. For example, this week our conversation about the difference between a leadership-starved organization and a leadership-rich one led us to ultimately talking about the role of personal responsibility and mutual accountability in organizations. If you weren’t there, sorry you missed it.
We are asking people to register for each week’s meeting. Seating is limited. Find the registration page at https://currentcoworking.com/the-leadership-current.