Here are some reflections from Days 1-10 (The Foundations) of my social leadership journey.
This journey is interesting for me as it’s forcing me to look inward towards my organization. I have mentioned in previous posts how I have done a pretty good job of building social leadership and working out loud skills outside my org but not necessarily with in it.
That being said, I feel most of the power I have within my organization is social. Any formal power I have is granted because of this. I think this mainly because I have built a lot of trust within my organization.
I am consistent in my actions trying to say and do what I believe. I am a known listener and problem solver who tries to approach situations in service of others even when I am the person who stands to gain something by asking myself what can I give back to the experience/person.
Where I struggle in my organization is finding my voice, there are a variety of reasons for this but mostly they all stem from a fear of failure and a fear of being stuffed in a box. Days 1-10 made me see that I really want to use this journey to change that.
So my goal for the next 90 days is to use this journey to build my internal social leadership skills.
On a side note hoping this also helps with my current struggle of trying to reinvent myself ; )