Perspectives are important...Keep Sharing

  • The way people operate businesses are so unique that even if they've worked in the same industry as one another for dozens of years that there is always an enormous amount of discourse on how to do it "right".

  • We all have to put our messages out through the filters of people's prejudices regarding each other's backgrounds, experiences, perspectives, their own list of "followers" etc. But it is important that we do it.

I have a relatively small network of connections here on LinkedIn; small but incredibly important. It occurs to me that as I scour the articles posted, comments and opinions made that there is never a shortage of overlapping information.  At first I found it annoying but then I realized that the variety of stated and restated articles is necessary. It's necessary because communication is complicated and writing something that resonates with our collective audiences is not as easy as it seems.  Not to mention, the courage it takes for many people that speak out to share their personal experiences at the risk of feeling as if they aren't valuable.  We all have to put our messages out through the filters of people's prejudices regarding each other's backgrounds, experiences, perspectives, their own list of "followers" etc...
It takes courage for many people that speak out and share their personal experiences, feeling they aren't valuable.

I have a relatively small network of connections here on LinkedIn; small but incredibly important.

It occurs to me that as I scour the articles posted, comments and opinions made that there is never a shortage of overlapping information.


At first I found it annoying but then I realized that the variety of stated and restated articles is necessary. It's necessary because communication is complicated and writing something that resonates with our collective audiences is not as easy as it seems.

Not to mention, the courage it takes for many people that speak out to share their personal experiences at the risk of feeling as if they aren't valuable.


We all have to put our messages out through the filters of people's prejudices regarding each other's backgrounds, experiences, perspectives, their own list of "followers" etc...


It's interesting because there must be 10,000 MBA's worth of knowledge, failures, successes, cultural experiences and a whole host of other data points available here such that we ought to be able to construct the perfect employee, manager, HR, Legal, Compliance...well, essentially the perfect company.

And yet the data seems to reveal things much more complicated.


The way people operate businesses are so unique that even if they've worked in the same industry as one another for dozens of years that there is always an enormous amount of discourse on how to do it "right".


I realize that this is not news but then again, if you sift through article after article there is not much out here that is; just a different way to frame an idea or attack a similar problem.

We're all looking for our road to whatever achievement motivates us, then the next and the next and the next...

I realize that I am an amalgamation of all the individuals that I've had the opportunity to work with as we all are; I think it's important that everyone is reminded of this because it's a daily opportunity to evaluate the mixture of your experiences and adjust the ones you've chosen to add to your professional skills tool box. Be proactive in determining if your skills are improving, stagnating, possibly even regressing.


We're all influenced by these contributions and I get a sense that we read many of them in passing, leave a thumbs up or down, maybe a note of praise or criticism but it seems important to me that we also highlight them a little more as the engines of possibility that they can be to better ourselves as global professional community.


I read a LOT and I've learned a lot from the articles and engagements on here and want encourage even more individual contributions. Your experiences are your credentials, and they are valid, don't forget that.


PS: This article was first published in Chris Shyrocks's Linkedin blog


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