My 6/24/13AM email to Leadership Reno County alumni:
I want to continue pressing this idea of engaging unusual voices for 2 reasons: 1) It’s something that I don’t do very naturally. I tend to default into “I’m-the-expert-and-have-this-figured-out-and-don’t-want-to-waste-time-talking-to-others” mode. So, I need this content. Also, 2) it was the content of a card sent out by the KLC summarizing a conference call on October 4, 2012. This info is super-duper helpful.
Here are 2 groups of 3…
3 Examples of Usual Voices:
– People in positions of authority
– Individuals with significant influence surrounding an issue
– Those who frequently participate and show-up
3 Examples of Unusual Voices:
– Those perceived to have little or no influence
– People not actively engaged
– Individuals who are invited to the table but whose ideas are not heard
So, which group gets your attention? And, what do you envision to positive and negative effects being of engaging these more unusual voices? Today, why don’t you consider one such voice you could engage and seek to see what they might offer in helping you progress in your area.