This is the first post in a series on the origins of Lead Change. A list of all of the posts along with an explanation of the series can be found here.
Early in Tribes, by Seth Godin there is a section titled The Opportunity, onpage 8 of my copy. Seth Godin mentions how there are tribes everywhere and they are all looking for leadership. “The question isn’t Is it possible for me to do that (lead)? Now, the quest is, Will I choose to do it?”
My initial thoughts on Twitter when I first started using it to connect with people, was that it appeared that 30 or so people, acting in unison, could form a significant critical mass on the Internet. The tools, like Twitter made crowd sourcing and influence much easier.
Godin made the connection between marketing, the practice of influencing people to purchase certain products; and leadership, which is influencing people to adopt ideas and to change behaviors.
“This book says something new. Everyone is not just a marketer – everyone is now also a leader. (emphasis Godin’s) The explosion in tribes, groups, covens, and circles of interest means that anyone who wants to make a difference can.”
I began to follow people who were writing and sharing about leadership. And I clicked the button to form the Lead Change Group on LinkedIn for the purpose of applying leadership to make a positive difference. I decided to try the very thing he was suggesting. I decided to see if I could make a difference.
What about you? Have you tested, really pushed the idea that you can make a difference? Share your ideas below. Take a minute and share this post or do what you can to start making the difference you were made to be. Join Lead Change. Share someone’s post. Do something different today. Tony Robbins said “If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten.”
Take some action and share it with us. Do it right now! If you wait, you may never do it. Don’t let the cement of this moment set without making a handprint! Do it now!