Who Leadership Chat Has Meant To Me
October 11, 2011 7 Comments
This is the one-year anniversary of #LeadershipChat on Twitter. Lisa Petrilli and I have been asking people what LeadershipChat has meant to them; some have posted on their blogs (click on the orange link above).
But as I think about my own experience co-leading the chat, I can only think about the WHO. Leadership Chat is about people – wonderful people – and here are some of my memories:
Long discussions and growing collaboration with Sean McGinnis.
Brainstorming and friendship with Fred McClimans.
Having coffee with Brandie McCallum, and speaking at an event she helped organize.
Sharing a drink and giving virtual Klout points to Sam Fiorella.
Finally meeting the irrepressible Meghan Biro after many Tuesday nights with “competing” chat (they finally moved #TChat. Heh.)
A spontaneous and wonderful Italian lunch in Boston with Lou Imbriano.
Getting into friendly on-line debates with Dan Perez.
Seeing the Kneale Mann LC promo tweet. Every Tuesday. 8 pm ET.
Starbucks with Cheryl Burgess here in NJ.
Meeting young adventurer/entrepreneur Greg Hartle in Chicago.
Getting a chance to highlight and interact with multiple authors as guests (Becky Carroll, Stephen Denny, Guy Kawasaki, Ann Handley, Steve Farber, Wally Bock, Lou Imbriano, Les McKeown) in order to gain new perspectives from thought-leaders.
Joking about dial-up modems and Dr. Pepper with Twitter chat pioneer and regular participant Mack Collier.
The Cannoli Crew.
And, of course, best of all has been the chance to work in partnership with the lovely and talented Lisa Petrilli in building this community. You see, Leadership Chat is not merely a virtual gathering of like-minded yet diverse people – we seek to grow into face-to-face relationships, gatherings, and collaborations. And that is just what is happening.
The danger, of course, with any list like this, is that at my age, I’m forgetting some folks. But even if the list is partial, you can see the very real, very tangible value of LeadershipChat. It’s not just the What. It’s really about the Who.
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