Maybe you’ve seen this 3 minute video: A mostly naked man begins to dance freely in an open field during a Woodstock-style concert. He looks partly drunk and mostly silly…until someone else joins him.
Within a minute, there’s an unchoreographed flash mob caused by passionate and totally committed followers. So who is more important – the leader or the followers? I encourage you to watch – it’s hilarious and powerful about what’s possible in your leadership. The narration of the video is inspiring!
What is a movement?
With people all over the world reading my blog and spreading goodness by sharing the Seven Fs with friends and co-workers, I’ve started to see what we are creating as more of a “movement” than a small business. It’s exciting to see the ideas of rewarding excellence, living generously, promoting fairness and spreading positivity come alive in leadership.
A movement is when 10% of any given population/audience adopts an idea or behavior (dancing?) that influences the masses to do the same.
We are influencing leaders with coaching, training, books and tools to radiate goodness. Our target audience today is leaders in the USA. With 1 in 5 adults considering themselves “leaders”, that’s 50 million leaders in America. The question today is: How fast can we encourage 5 million leaders to radiate goodness?
The Goodness Pledge
That’s why we introduced the idea of The Goodness Pledge last week. Through four speaking engagements and this blog, we encouraged leaders like you to sign The Goodness Pledge. It’s simple, direct, and it’s working!
Here’s what we are asking you to pledge:
Carpe Diem. The world needs me to be a good leader who radiates goodness today.
The full pledge goes deeper, asking you to Blend the Seven Fs and seek out the goodness in others so we can all thrive.
So…will you dance with me?
When I first started writing and speaking about Goodness and The Seven Fs, I received an anonymous comment on my blog that said this: “What are you an F-ing Do-Gooder?” Well…I guess I am. Will you dance with me?
Good leaders invest themselves in their ideas so much that sometimes they stand alone and look silly. And it’s worth all the ridicule when followers join en masse and spread the goodness.
Will you help spread the goodness dance by signing the goodness pledge?