Three days of reflection, learning, sharing and connecting is a luxury: one that i value greatly. I’m just home after those three days in a country house hotel, spent with a group of around fifty thinkers, practitioners and friends, reflecting on our craft. It’s time away from routine (such as i have) and time that can be luxuriated on learning. It is, of course, essential to find such time.
I was able to share copies of the Social Leadership Handbook with a group of people whose opinions and input i value greatly: a nervous moment as these are people who have seen the ideas develop, who are experienced, who will analyse and reflect before giving feedback. In other words, exactly the type of people we should be seeking out in our communities.
I am tired: many conversations, many relationships, much to take it, but the one thing i know with certainty is that i have learnt and that this learning will influence me as i develop my work further, and for that, i’m thankful.