Terry Starbucker and Leadership
June 7, 2011 2 Comments
While both of us typically write a topical “warm-up” post for the Monday/Tuesday before each weekly chat, today I’m going to take a slightly different tack (Lisa’s excellent post is here: Three Leadership Secrets for Building a Great Team).
I’m going to tell you about Terry, the man I’ve come to know over the past few years.
Terry is one of the bloggers I stumbled across early on in my social media voyage some 4+years ago. If memory serves me correctly, we actually met for the first time (face-to-face) at Blogger Social ’08, a watershed event for many of us who were involved in marketing-blogging in the early days.
What has always struck me about Terry is that he’s for real. What you see is what you get (well, except for the name change – ask him about that story sometime!) On his blog, you see friendly, thoughtful, upbeat, approachable. When you meet at a Starbucks in Manhattan, or at an event like SOBCon, what you get is friendly, thoughtful, upbeat, approachable.
Some people go through life with a fin out of the water – always looking for how to make a killing, and perhaps deigning to speak with you if you appear to be a suitable means to an end.
That’s not Terry Starbucker.
Terry is loyal, supportive, and steady. A wise.businessman and a friend.
And that’s why you want to join us for an on-line discussion about leadership, with Terry, tonight at LeadershipChat (8 pm ET on Twitter. Hashtag: #LeadershipChat). If you want to get a nice snapshot of Terry’s top thoughts on leadership, download and browse through the quick-read free e-book on his site: Leadership From A Glass Half-Full.
Don’t miss the chance to meet Terry if you haven’t already. He’s the real deal.
(to make your chat experience even more enjoyable, try out ChatTagged, a custom-made Twitter client for helping manage your on-line chat interactions)!