What are the most meaningful conversations you are having right now? What conversations are happening in your life that after which you are changed in small or large ways, forever? I’m not sure what they look like for you, but for me, these types of conversations are sometimes brief and sometimes take place over time. In many cases they come out of nowhere, or from people that I least expected to make an impact on me. These conversations are real. They are conversations where I’m called out and asked to stop being an imposter in my own skin. These conversations are often intentional. They point me toward being or doing something different in my life. These conversations are encouraging and challenging in the same moment. They remind me that I have value and that I’m in process. Finally, these conversations are real time. They are connected to the things I’m doing and being today.
Along with you and others, I want to create spaces where leaders of all kinds, from parents to presidents, can get real about the things that are pushing them to the edge, the things that excite them, and get feedback from trusted mentors, peers, and from those following them about where they are going and why. Those who are contributing to this blog are leaders, emerging leaders, parents, and even volunteer leaders who are interested in changing the world of work and leadership by having the conversations you used to have over coffee or a drink, but now rarely have the time for.
This is not only a place to get the conversations going for you, it’s also a place to remind yourself that there are hundreds of emerging leaders who need you to start the conversation for them, or at least be willing to help them know where to start.
So, if you are a leader or emerging leader of some kind, let’s start the conversation…