Did you ever have that “WOW-that was cool” moment when you experienced some form of Leadership Learning Lesson? And then as the day or week goes by… think about how great it would be (and would have been) if you had just taken time to share it with a network of colleagues and friends?!

Option 3Well as I debated drafting this Leadership Learning “CHAIN-LETTER-STYLE” TRIPLE III TIME message, I couldn’t help but believe that there is probably a special computer “app” that could easily accomplish my purpose. However, I also remember that it is leadership critical NOT to assume anything! So, as you ponder the most effective and efficient way to share special leadership “bites”, let’s plan to use the tried and true “CHAIN-LETTER-STYLE” methodology just to get the word out!!

What am I proposing? Let me outline my strategy:

  1. Put together a short list (maybe 5) of leadership colleagues and friends.
  2. Make a professional promise to yourself to identify at least one (1) “WOW – that was cool!” Leadership Learning Lesson that you have experienced in the last 5-10 days.
  3. Write a short two (2) paragraph explanation of the Leadership Learning Lesson.
  4. The Leadership Learning Lessons can be focused on:
  • Personnel successes
  • Partner building
  • Communication improvements
  • Delegation actions
  • Marketing plans
  • Innovations
  • Fiscal creativity

The list can be endless… but I believe simplicity would be key.

  1. Then on a bi-monthly basis send it “CHAIN-LETTER-STYLE” (yes you can email or text them) to those on your list, and encourage them to follow your sharing example and prepare their own Leadership Learning Lessons and pass them on!

Does this prevent cool leadership ideas from falling through the cracks… YES!  Does this sound easy… YES!  Does it sound old-fashioned… YES!  But does it make LEADERSHIP LEARNING a personal responsibility… YES!!

About Inspiring Innovations, Inc.

Marv Pichla is currently the owner and Creative Advisor for his own small business, Inspiring Innovations, Inc. Sharing his unique experience with entrepreneurship and innovation in public service, Marv consults with public and private business, education, and community organizations to develop new and different problem solving methods through real-life example-based learning. Prior to starting-up Inspiring Innovations, Inc. Marv served as Executive Director for Thumb Area Michigan Works! As Executive Director, Marv used public sector innovation as his guide for the organizations regional career development, employment service, education and strategic planning initiatives. Finally, Marv was raised on a farm in the Thumb Area of Michigan where he claims he received the education principles he values most. However, he obtained his Bachelors and Masters Degrees from Center Michigan University in Public Administration and eventually his Ph.D. from Capella University in Minnesota. Marv can be reached at:

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