Hacking Leadership. While reading, I wrote some reflections but for some reason used paper and pen. (Those who know me are probably picking themselves up off the floor after reading the "paper and pen" part of that last sentence!) But this week is the week to get back in the saddle, the blogging saddle!
I am participating in the Innovator's Mindset Massive Online Open Course, or #IMMOOC, and reading The Innovator's Mindset by George Couros. Within the first three days of #IMMOOC, I have already been inspired by the facilitators in this YouTube Live event, as well as all of the educators sharing their thoughts to the hashtag on Twitter and Facebook. One of my favorite takeaways from the YouTube chat was from author, AJ Juliani. He stressed the importance of the learning process when innovating, rather than the final, polished product. Perhaps this is why I haven't blogged in a while ... too focused on the polished post rather than getting my thoughts and ideas down to share them with others. Yikes! Because I was so focused on a polished product (i.e. blog post), I haven't shared any ideas or reflections, much less inspirations in quite some time. Thus, I've become a hoarder of information. Am I benefiting myself or anyone else by hoarding instead of sharing? Isn't the reflection piece a key component to truly synthesizing what I've learned?! I know this, yet I haven't been practicing this and modeling this for others. Well, the "buck" (cheesy horse pun intended!) stops here! I'm back in the saddle and am committing to blogging at least once a month! After all, we learn from those who share and I want to be a contributor to my PLN, not just a consumer. (George Couros eloquently reiterates the importance of sharing over on his blog. You can read it here.)