Monday, 3 October 2011

Fussing About "Thought Leaders"

So I read something earlier this morning about thought leaders, tweeted it and there it rested for moment until I said, ok, I'll write a blog.  Ever notice how so many people now start out by saying, "So....?"
  It must be the transition from the experience of being constantly connected and streaming consciousness and what's happening in the brain around it never stopping to rest.  Whew!   I think that I learned the word as a conjunction although I know it could also be an adverb as I used it in the second sentence above, "so many people."   Most often it is a substitute for a preceding clause as if one is continuing the conversation, "As I was saying earlier...." and that blows my mind.  I didn't hear what they said earlier!
Now, back to fussing about thought leaders, as I was saying earlier.   I have been in the thought business for along time, personally all my life, 75 years of it thus far and counting, and professionally for 49 years, same age as my daughter.  That's a lot of thought but doesn't necessarily make me a thought leader.   What I hope it makes me is a thoughtful, mindful, careful, caring and sensitive leader who knows how to lead, when to lead and when to get out of the way and let others lead.   This has put me into the practice of mentoring and teaching others something about leadership based on my years of experience learning what works and what doesn't work.  More on that later!

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