Monday, 23 July 2012

Choosing our words carefully and being able to succinctly explain what we mean

This weeks sparkenation.

In a LinkedIn discussion recently about community I suggest belonging to a community or tribe was in part about being able to lean on one another and I quoted from one of my many favorite songs "Lean on Me" these words in particular
"Lean on me, when you're not strong
And I'll be your friend
I'll help you carry on
For it won't be long
'Til I'm gonna need
Somebody to lean on"

I am somebody who can be leaned on and I need people to lean on. The crisis of leadership we have in our world has a lot to do with leaders not having others to lean on and/or not being humble enough to lean on others.

When I said the above another member in the discussion who I admire greatly thought I was talking about dependency or co-dependency.  I wasn't in any way, shape, or form.

It reminded me we must choose our words carefully and be able to succinctly explain what we mean.

It also reminded me of the drawbacks of online discussion. In person is definitely my preferred option!

Have a great week.

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Be the difference you want to see in the world.

Ian
I work with leaders to conceive and achieve highly successful change initiatives.


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