In the Social Age, it’s not the loudest voice that counts, but rather the one that speaks with humility
I’m dedicating the last twelve days of writing to a series of reflections on key trends and features of learning in the Social Age
. Today: why we need to be humble.
The Social Age is about creating meaning within communities: but it’s not about the cult of personality. It’s not about owning these spaces or influencing others. It’s not about the loudest voice, but rather about an ability to learn, about a fluidity of role, about humility to learn from others and contribute when you can add value.
Social Leaders need to be humble, to share widely and be generous without expectation of reciprocity. The Social Age is reputation based, not transactional.
Your magnetism in the Social Age will come from the space you curate, from the wisdom with which you tell your stories and how effectively you share them. It will be founded in humility.
Author, Artist, Researcher, and Founder of Sea Salt Learning. My work explores the context of the Social Age and the intersection of formal and social systems.
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Not surprised to see another terrific post, Julian, and on a topic that is really fundamental to building cultures of learning/growth. I’ve been thinking for some time of a post on the qualities of a humble organization, and how external praise – while nice to receive – can help create a mindset over time that greatness has been achieved and nothing else can be done to improve upon it! Cheers.
Thanks for your kind words at the end of a long day 🙂 I agree that humility is important in building a culture of learning. Best wishes, Julian
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