Here’s a simple four step idea you can use to help encourage development and strengthen connections.
Step 1. Buy
Buy a book. See, I told you this was simple!
Step 2. Read
Read the book. With me so far…?
Step 3. Share
Share the book. Once you’ve finished reading the book, send it to someone else. Maybe someone in your team, maybe someone in another team at your company, maybe someone in another company, or another part of your network. Think of a group of people who may benefit from reading the book and start to pass it around. Before you pass it on, photograph the book. Maybe take the picture near a local landmark, or a close by favourite place – somewhere you feel connected to. Share the photo with your network. Repeat this process either until everyone in the group has read and photographed the book, or it has fallen apart from being read so much. Share your thoughts about the book. What did you like about it? What didn’t you like about it? What did you learn from it?
Step 4. Repeat
Repeat steps one through three until you know everything there is to know. And that’s it. See, I told you this was simple!
Credit where credit is due
This idea is not mine, I’ve just tweaked it a teeny bit. It is the brainchild of Anthony Allinson, and he and his team are already bringing it to life. Why don’t you give it a try?