Personal journeys of understanding

It’s another June and I am celebrating two years associated with Sea Salt Learning.

Reflecting on my journey with that team I’m struck by how much my personal perspective on online presence has changed. The past two years have been a journey of understanding, of exploration, discovery of new concepts (new to me!), revisiting old ones, connecting dots land growing my network of talented and like minded people. The result, I feel, is that I am able to be myself at work. There is little to no separation between my values and the ones I need to espouse at work. In fact, my relationship with the people around me inspires me. Something about what we have built means that I can be myself, I can try new things and make mistakes …. and have the opportunity to try again. Product is important of course, but the process that we have created is what makes the product outstanding.

So, just thought I’d share those thoughts, and speak to my personal journey of understanding with Social Leadership, a concept that has gained considerable traction but whose definition remains fragmented, contextual. Since laying hands on the first edition when I first met Julian, my understanding of the concepts have evolved, and how I express this understanding to others has been refined. This weekend I started working on something that has been in the back of my mind, one of those ‘wouldn’t it be great if…’ projects. Here’s a sneak peek at my ‘just for fun’ attempt to simplify Social Leadership, and express how our personal journeys evolve organically, through circumstance and opportunity, both found and taken.

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  One of the Social Leadership panels in a comic strip about from the faceless protagonist’s perspective.

Its an illustrated journey, very simple, based on my own journey and stories that have been told to me by others (see Social Leadership in Practice project).

Stay tuned, it’s meant to be a ‘comic strip’ that links SocialLeadership, Social Learning and Orgnaisational change, concepts Julian has written about extensively, which I interpret based on my own experiences and understanding.

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