Thought Leaders:How to Start a Movement & Get Your First Follower in 3 Minutes

Throwback Post Day! Here’s a post I did in 2011 that I think is even more relevant in 2013.

I found this video in a leadership lesson, on an online learning site. I almost passed it up because I wasn’t looking for this topic – it just popped up in the search for the other keyword.

But I reminded myself that insights (thinklets) on thought leadership come in the most obscure ways sometimes, ESPECIALLY when you aren’t looking for them.

So what does a 3 minute video on dancing have to do with thought leadership, launching a movement and getting YOUR first follower?

Watch this video – it’s a study in human sociology at the least. You’ll see the “light of insight” flip on when you do. ūüėČ

Enjoy – it’s Edutainment at it’s finest…FUNNY!

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Access the Wisdom of the 13 Indigenous Grandmothers

What is Wisdom?

From Wikipedia:

“A basic philosophical definition of wisdom is to make the best use of knowledge. The opposite of wisdom is folly.

The ancient Greeks considered wisdom to be an important virtue, personified as the goddesses Metis and Athena. To Socrates and Plato, philosophy was literally the love of Wisdom (philo-sophia). Aristotle, in his Metaphysics, defined wisdom as the understanding of causes, i.e. knowing why things are a certain way, which is deeper than merely knowing that things are a certain way.

In the¬†Inuit¬†tradition, developing wisdom was the aim of teaching. An Inuit Elder said that a person became wise when they could see what needed to be done and do it successfully without being told what to do.”

The 13 Grandmothers have come together in service to global healing at this critical moment in our evolution. Each of them represents prayer lineages from indigenous peoples around the world – carrying traditions from the Mayan people, Inuit, Amazon rainforest, Nepalese and others.

The members of the 13 Indigenous Grandmothers will be offering guidance and wisdom for those who want to enter the mystery together, deepen their spiritual connection and, in doing so, help light our way forward. Collectively, they have spent more than 1,000 years learning the wisdom of their peoples and becoming some of the most respected Native elders in the world.

And now they are called to share with us what they know.

They are doing this through an online course called The Wisdom of the Grandmothers, and it’s being led by the¬†International Council of 13 Indigenous Grandmothers¬†themselves.

This is a rare opportunity to be part of this sacred circle and learn from these wise elders.

You can learn all of the details and sign up here:  The Wisdom of the Grandmothers

Warm regards,
Michelle

 

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Tribal Thought Leadership: 5 Stages of Tribes

My good friend Michelle Anton pointed me to this book video (below) on Tribal Leadership today. She knows I am a fascinated, curious human being when it comes to anything related to social networks.

I like it because it’s a serious book sales tool that actually doesn’t badger you to “buy the book”.¬†Plus, it’s one of the BEST models for a book blogsite I’ve seen in a very long time. (There was a super great book blogsite that I found a year or so ago. Alas, for the life of me, I CANNOT find it again. Bummer.)¬†Oh well, this one inspired me to actually share it.

The video focuses on educating the viewer about the 5 Stages of Tribes in companies. The authors say it takes at least 20 people to be labeled a “tribe”. Less than 20 and it’s a “team”. ¬†Through the video, the author demonstrates by sharing his knowledge ¬†that he is an expert on this topic.

Perfect way to get me to buy a single book. The authors have also developed various packages that make it easy to buy ¬†“multiple” copies. ¬†So if a manager or executive wants to buy a book for members of her team or tribe, she can do that, and get more stuff as a bonus.

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Tribes Are What Matter Now – Seth Godin at TED

The OG Online Thought Leader Seth Godin talks at TED about Tribes (What I like to call True Fans – what if you had a Tribe of 1000 True Fans? Never “work” again because you would have your own economy!).

TED is my favorite site for learning who the leading thinkers are for today. Seth Godin is the Original Thinker and I read his blog updates FIRST in my inbox. Enjoy and EXPAND your thinking!

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