THOUGHT LEADER GATHERING AGREEMENTS
The TLGs are truly a community of engagement for leaders. Member Participation is essential to the health and vitality of each session. Your presence matters enriching and enlivening the collective experience of the group. That's why we've designed a variety of ways for members to engage in our TLG community. . .
• Show up. Your attendance does makes a difference in the success and creation of the gathering. Make TLG "sacred time" on your calendar.
• Stay for the whole session. This is your time for learning, reflection and growth, block off the morning. Reflection and authentic conversation with peers are core leadership competencies. You deserve it, as do your colleagues and organization.
• Replace yourself when you can't attend. Spread the wealth. Ask someone from your organization or circle of colleagues when you can't come. The community encourages visitors and guests.
• Respond to communications. Confirm your attendance prior to each session. Member communications are via email, your prompt response is greatly appreciated.
• Volunteer opportunities abound! Become a "greeter" or do a "member welcome". Go ahead, make Craig's day! Greet guests and visitors, share your story by doing the member welcome or join the production team at a gathering.
• Reach out. Extend yourself to new members and visitors. We want to be known as a welcoming and inclusive community.
• Show your appreciation. Thank participants privately or publicly, acknowledging when they've helped you stretch your thinking or triggered a new insight.
• Connect in between sessions. Go ahead and set a lunch with that person you'd like to know better. Send an e-mail of encouragement or gratitude. Make a phone call to say hello or request help.
• Know the difference between self marketing and community. The TLGs are a "marketing free zone". Help create a safe place for authentic relationship.
• Practice the principles of dialogue. Catch yourself if you're teaching or preaching. Challenge yourself to listen more deeply at each session.
• Speak up if we haven't heard much from you. Don't hold back, thinking you have to say the "right thing."
• Be conscious if you've had more than your share of air time. Brevity goes a long way. You can contribute by making space for someone else.
• Provide referrals. Pass along the name of colleagues who should receive an invitation.
• Recommend conversation starters. Do you know someone you think would be a good fit for a TLG? Let us know.
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