Saturday, November 26, 2011

Leading From The Stacks: Dance dance revolution

This is the eighth post in the series Leading From The Stacks, an examination of leadership in the library industry. It was initiated by my course Leading From Any Position.

A revolution without dancing is a revolution not worth having.
- Emma Goldman

The above video clip is awesome. For many reasons. First, its goofy and makes me laugh. Second, it was filmed at the Sasquatch music festival, which is held in The George Amphitheater, which is the most amazing music venue in the world. Most importantly, it is a video clip of a young man with a lot of courage. It takes a lot of guts to be yourself and, as they say, march to the tune of your own drummer. That is why its so awesome to watch others join in the dance party. The young man is a leader, and he appears to be bringing some joy to a lot of people. 

And I'm glad that I am not the only one who thinks so. Derek Sivers gave a Ted Talk, titled How To Start a Movement. Below is a youtube video, overlaying his theories on the dancing guy video. Check it out: 

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