Best of Lead With Giants Monthly Collection

Best of LWG 2016

Once again, I have managed to sneak into the monthly collection of leadership wisdom offered by the Lead With Giants community.  

Click HERE to read the latest and greatest from a diverse group of leadership development thinkers.  As always, I urge you to explore the LWG community for even more articulate and thought-provoking wisdom.

Still wondering how I keep getting away with including myself in such lofty company in the Heartland ….


Monthly “Best Of Lead With Giants” …

Best of LWG 2016

I engage regularly with two communities of practice around leadership and personal development:  The Lead Change Group and Lead With Giants.  Both represent some of the best modern leadership development thinkers of our day.  Both give ample value to anyone seeking to become a truly effective and authentic leader and who wishes to help others become so.

While both groups focus on the same general area, their approaches are somewhat different.   I like this, because it allows me to learn in different ways at times and to develop a much more nuanced perception of leadership theory, application, and current thinking …

On the first day of every month, Lead WIth Giants offers a collection of what some of their members consider their personal best blog post of recent days.   This allows a second shot at some very interesting and useful leadership thinking.

I encourage you to sample their offerings by clicking the image above or HERE … you will not regret the time spent reading some excellent leadership thinking.

…. oh yeah, one of my posts is on the list too, although I consistently marvel that they allow me in such accomplished company.

Feeling a tad proud of myself in the Heartland ….













Some of the Best People …


A monthly collection of leadership thinking and wisdom from one of the most active leadership groups of which I am aware.

I feel humble that my own modest contribution is included, especially given the quality of my fellow contributors.  

LWG visionIf you want to promote effective and progressive leadership, get to know and connect with these folks … time and energy well spent:)

Better yet, join our group and add your voice.  We’ll be a little closer to our goal and much enriched by your involvement and contributions.

Just click on either image to enter a new world of leadership thinking and development.

Feeling like I’m soaring with the eagles (or maybe striding with the Giants) in the Heartlands ….


Image:  LWG website

The Best of the Best …

Best of LWG - MonthlyThe latest collection of great leadership thinking from the Lead with Giants community …

I am always very honored, a bit flattered, and feel in way over my head to be connected with this group of innovative and creative leadership development folks.

If you are familiar with the LWG community, you already know what I mean.

If you are not yet acquainted with them, you are in for a treat …


Invitation to “Finding Common Ground” …

LWG Banner - Tweet Chats - Finding common ground 1The Lead WIth Giants (LWG) group focuses on leadership and personal development issues as a collaborative group of folks across several networking platforms and in an interesting and engaging series of ways.  I have found these folks to be warm, welcoming, and passionate about injecting humanity and purpose into our daily work, regardless of setting or level.

They do this TweetChat thing every Monday night … a theme-based, fast-paced, focused discussion using the hashtag #LeadWithGiants to create a ton of professional sharing and connection for sixty of the fullest minutes you will probably spend this week.

The theme for this week’s LWG TweetChat is “Finding Common Ground”.  Join us have never participated in a TweetChat, you have a great opportunity this evening at 6 PM CT to experience one … 🙂

If you have participated in a TweetChat already, you already know the following, but if you have not yet sampled this unique form of online information-sharing, here is how to join in:

  1.  You need a Twitter account to participate
  2. Go to  and enter that hashtag “#leadwithgiants” to join the discussion at 6 PM CT.
  3. You will start to see tweets from the moderators and participants appearing on your screen.

TweetChat PageTweetChats are text-based guided discussions with the moderators asking Questions and participants contributing Answers or the more traditional framework of a featured speaker providing content and the audience asking questions and responding to the speaker’s content.

If the TweetChat is a Question and Answer format, the questions are usually posed as such:  “Q1:  How do you think leaders BEST serve their followers?”.   Your responses should also include a tag, as in:  “A1:  By providing an appropriate wine choice to go with their chosen dinner entree and suggesting dessert afterward.“.  As the numbers change, just match your response to the question to which you are responding.

SOME HANDY TIPS (NOT an inclusive list):

  1. Do not try to read or respond to every tweet … you will sink into despair.TweetChat Tweet
  2. Do try to Retweet (click the circling arrows and Favorite (click the star below the tweet).   This is a surprisingly easy way to engage and become one with the flow.
  3. Do Use the “Pause Stream” button on the TweetChat webpage to catch your breath every so often (see the graphic with the red arrow for site of this button).

TweetChat Page

4.  This is a Twitter-based format, so brevity is important.  Think in terms of micro-contributions and comments, rather than comprehensive and complete statements … unless you have the gift of being able to clearly state complex thoughts in less than 140 characters, including spaces and hashtags.

Note:  Hashtag #LeadWithGiants uses 15 of the 140 spaces you have for a Tweet. 

If you seek professional connections and want to build your Twitter audience, this is a fertile source of thoughtful and engaged professionals, gathered in one place.  You can easily identify who you wish to connect with and add them to your Twitter list.  If you take part, they probably will add you to their Twitter following as well.

Later this week, we will talk about Blab beta, a fairly new platform which adds the immediacy and visual impact of video to sharing and collaboration.  Our weekly TweetChats are often followed by Blabs, where folks can continue to discuss the topic in a somewhat less frenetic atmosphere  just not THIS week.

Many other handy techniques and functions are available on both Twitter and the TweetChat applications, but these are the ones I wish someone had told me about before my first TweetChat.

What is YOUR favorite Twitter or TweetChat function or shortcut?

Preparing for a fast-paced hour of professional sharing and connection in the Heartland ….


Banner imager via David Hamman

Twitter and Tweetchat Screenshots by me