I published the 500th episode of Social Leadership Daily over on Substack this morning. Which sounds like a lot, but when you consider that each episode is only one minute long, maybe it’s not. Each day gives a question, a challenge, and activity. But the smallest one possible.
Whilst parts of my work explore broad themes, and research, Social Leadership Daily is alarmingly pragmatic. A chance to be ‘in your practice’ for sixty seconds a day, but every day. When i started this work, it was partly as an opportunity to hold myself to account – to explore fragmentary aspects of Social Leadership within the everyday context. It’s grown from that foundation to inform my language around what it means to be ‘in practice’. To be in dialogue with our own practice.
This is the interconnected nature of #WorkingOutLoud: i use my understanding and existing vocabulary to explore ideas, and through that exploration evolve new vocabulary and ideas.
Much of the language i prototyped on Social Leadership Daily – about imperfect leadership, about being in dialogue with our practice, has permeated into other parts of my practice. And as the work has grown, so too has the community.
I like Social Leadership Daily as it’s a safe space for me – not without stretch, but everyone there is exploring. So we scrape our knees together. Whilst it’s a small community, it’s a very dynamic one. The idea of leadership in the smallest of actions does not equate to easy leadership: the themes we explore are vast: we just travel them one step at a time.
This work also engages in the notion that leadership is never done. It’s continuous, dialogue over time.
So today i’m sharing work from that other space: Social Leadership Daily – sixty seconds a day, in dialogue with your practice.