These networks have connected me far and wide – within them I am closely and/or loosely connected with practitioners, thought leaders, fellow travelers around the globe. It doesn’t matter what topic, hobby, interest I have – I can source ideas, solutions, inputs or outputs, almost always with kindness and support in close companion.
These networks – and my embrace of asking for help within them – have developed me as a person, as a leader, and as a professional. In these networks comes my richest learning. It feels like I have 100s of teammates rooting for me and supporting me to move forward in my career.
Recently John wrote about an event he ran where half of the audience signed up for one of these 12-week working out loud circles.
In the article he wrote:
Working Out Loud circles are empowering. They give people control over their network, their learning, and their access to opportunities.
Would people at your organization benefit from getting help with their career?
Circles are a free, self-organizing, distributed way to increase employee engagement while equipping employees to build networks inside and outside the firm. At the same time, they help people develop their digital collaboration skills, something that benefits both the individual and the firm.
Someone has to help the people at your firm experience a better career and life. Why not you?”
This week is International Working Out Loud week.
Working out loud circle
John has a brave goal to set up 1000 WOLcircles around the globe…It got me to thinking that maybe I could run a session here in the Vancouver office – I am a student of this approach, and I have good digital collaboration skills…
So, long story short…see if anyone wants to join me in a 12-week adventure? John suggests 4-5 people form a group, so I guess I am looking for that many brave adventurers!
(oh, and BTW, John’s definition of working out loud is different to my experiment of working out loud under the stairs last year, so no fear that you will be exposed like that!)
If you are interested, ping me directly.
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