Can change really happen from the bottom and move up the ladder? Do "grass-roots" efforts succeed?
I attended the local meetup of "Linchpins are Everywhere Raise the Flag" last night. For those who don't know what I am talking about, Seth Godin, author of Linchpin and many other books and one of the most popular blogs on the block organized a worldwide meetup of linchpins. The mission: "A completely non-commercial chance to find and connect with other
members of Seth's tribe, an opportunity to talk, challenge, and inspire
your fellow travelers."
A small group of people with one common connection, Seth, met to talk about his ideas and our own as well. We were from different occupations and different generations. The common thread was enough to unite us. No one was sure where this was headed or what the outcome would be, but there was enough interest to draw a small crowd.
What happened, really?
We sat around and talked about stuff. We discussed "linchpin-ness" and how to carry it out. We talked about how we might like to meet again and what that might look like.
No, what really happened?
It brought together people. Isn't that enough?
Thanks to our local organizer, Juli Klie for making this happen. I met some new terrific people and re-connected with others.
Hannah Morgan speaks and writes about job search and career strategies. She founded CareerSherpa.net to educate professionals on how to maneuver through today’s job search process. Hannah was nominated as a LinkedIn Top Voice in Job Search and Careers and is a regular contributor to US News & World Report. She has been quoted by media outlets, including Forbes, USA Today, Money Magazine, Huffington Post, as well as many other publications. She is also author of The Infographic Resume and co-author of Social Networking for Business Success.