Iâ€™ve been thinking about conferences recently. And unconferences. And a new kind of get-together that I don’t quite have a name for. It kiind of began when Hadley said she said that she didnâ€™t need more ideas so much as time to implement the ones she already has. Isnâ€™t that the truth! Maybe itâ€™s time to take a step back, temporarily, to reflect and put some ideas into action?
At the best unconference experiences, contagious leadership abounds. And isnâ€™t this the foundation of every social networking site, every blog, and every wiki? Isnâ€™t this the true definition of collaboration? The sum of the parts is always greater than the individual. Together, we are stronger, smarter, and more creative. Leaders who get this are not only better for it, but can lead others to create communities of excellence.