Thursday, August 13, 2009

Do you have a lesson to share?

“Leadership is a Verb” is a community of us helping each other. As the host, it is my role to observe events and prepare them for a robust discussion. I have found the raconteur style to work well (story telling).

I am confident you have many more lessons, stories and experiences than I could possibly imagine. I would like to extend to you the opportunity to publish your thoughts and test the reactions of our community. Our topics are leadership, diversity, career development and the virtual workplace. Readers tend to prefer postings that are between 150 and 250 words with a question to ponder at the end.

If this interests you, please let me know.


Firdaus Johari said...

Yes, I do have some stories to share and I'm interested to do so.

R J Hall said...

I think your blog is very thoughtful and helpful to your readers so I would be happy to contribute. I blog every day on leadership, coaching, and/or service. Here's the link:

Please feel free to reference any of my posts, plus I'd be happy to write on any related subject.

Thanks for your consideration.

Al McGovern said...

I would be interested in sharing a story or 10 from my experiences as they relate to what I view as important elements to leadership. Thank you for the chance to do so.

Remi Cote said...

I really enjoy reading your blog and would be very happy to contribute!

My own blog about leadership and management can be found at

Feel free to refer to my posts. I would also be very happy to write something specifically for this blog. Just let me know the details.

Thanks for the invitation!

Remi Cote

Paul Mallory said...

Personal Leadership
A few thoughts of my own on personal leadership from my Soul Work blog...

we hear all the time that we are living through a period of furious pace of change. One take on this can be seen in the (technology-centric) 'shift happens' video, see

Clearly, we can't stop change happening, nor slow it's pace...
Change is not a bad thing. It is inevitable, and it is fast.
Some things change and some things don't...

For me, personal leadership is about knowing who you are and what you are for, having a beacon to guide you through the storm of change. Many people today are clear what they are against... many people today find purpose and fulfilment from being against something, whether it be wind farms, nuclear energy or the prospect of an eco-town being built near their home. Another perspective is to decide what you are for in this world.

The good news is, we needn't be like a cork bobbing on the tide of popular opinion and ever-changing (not always for the better) societal values. Indeed, there is little virtue in just 'going along with the others'. As philosopher Edmund Burke is reputed to have said: "All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing".

We have the option to decide who we are, who we will be, what we are for, what difference we will make in this world. This is effortful work, requiring much contemplation and deep personal honesty (it comes from within). However, deciding our purpose and reason for being is the first step to discovering a level of passion and inspiration within ourselves that can lead to an extraordinary quality of life.

And, guess what, change begins with ourselves, as Gandhi memorably remarked: "Be the change you want to see in the world".

How much more fulfilling such a life is than living the life of a grazing cow...

Personal opinion! Paul

John Bishop said...

Hi All,

Thanks for the reponse. I emailed Remi, but did not have the others.

How about this - You email me one of your favorite leadership oriented blog posted and I'll post it on LiaV and add your link. It will clearly be a guest post.

I'll use the one from Paul below as the example.

John (LiaV)

Anonymous said...

An insightfull post. Will definitely help.

Karim - Mind Power

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