Introducing… #LeadershipChat!

by Lisa Petrilli…

I’m so excited to announce this that I literally have goose bumps as I write…

You’ve heard me mention on several occasions the important role that #blogchat (a Twitter chat focused on bettering your blog) played in my decision, ability and confidence to successfully launch a personal blog focused on executive leadership and strategies.

I’ve been overwhelmingly blessed with a community of readers that shares magnetic insights with me on virtually every post, and I often find myself yearning for the opportunity to sit around a large table with all of you, cocktails in hand, exuberantly debating the nuances of the leadership challenges we’re all facing.

Well, I’m thrilled to announce that next Tuesday, October 12th, at 8:00 pm Eastern Time #LeadershipChat will debut – the opportunity to sit around that table, albeit virtually, and debate the most current leadership challenges of the day.

Making this debut even more exciting for me is the fact that I’ll be co-hosting the chat each week with my brilliant, dynamic and dear friend, Steve Woodruff.  I had the privilege of meeting Steve at SOBCon last spring and have been one of his biggest fans ever since. 

What Steve and I hope to offer is a “chat with a twist.” We’ll be something like your morning DJs – a “he said/she said,” “yin and yang” of leadership with Steve coming from the entrepreneurial and small business side of leadership while my experiences have predominantly been with Fortune 500 companies and leaders.

We would love for #LeadershipChat to be a place you look forward to hanging out at every Tuesday evening.  Yes, a place where “everybody knows your name” and where you get rich, meaty insights every time you stop by.

As such, we’re designing it as follows:

  1. Every Monday I’ll publish a blog post that presents my view on a recently published post – by another author – on the topic of leadership.  The post I’ll be writing about will be selected by both Steve and I based on the relevancy of the topic and on the ability to look at the topic from very different perspectives.
  2. On Tuesday morning Steve will post a video commentary – a “counterpoint,” if you will, to my post – on his own blog.  And yes, I fully expect Steve’s counterpoint to be highly irreverent – yet engaging and insightful as well.
  3. We’ll turn it over to all of the #LeadershipChat participants on Tuesday evenings to share their perspectives, insights and experiences and to debate the merits, ideally all of us learning a great deal from each other in the process.


What do you think? Will you join us?  I can’t tell you how honored we would be to have you there…! Please:

  • Mark/block off your calendars for Tuesday evenings at 8 pm ET
  • Share this post, along with Steve’s HIGHLY ENTERTAINING post announcing #LeadershipChat, with friends and colleagues
  • Follow @LeadershipChat on Twitter
  • Please stop back here next Monday the 11th to discover the topic for our first chat
  • Be sure to stop by Steve’s place next Tuesday the 12th for his video response to my post
  • Mull over our perspectives for a minute or two and then…
  • Join us next Tuesday, October 12th at 8:00 pm ET for the grand debut…our first spin around the chat dancefloor!


We can’t wait to see you on #LeadershipChat next week as we pop open the champagne to celebrate the debut of our new, weekly get-together! :)

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  1. Congrats Lisa! I can’t wait to see what you and Steve have cooked up for #LeadershipChat, I will definitely be there ;)

    • Mack,

      Since you are the best chat host on the planet that means the world to us! So honored you’ll be there – and please know that the confidence to do this comes from learning from the best! ;)

  2. The topic, the set-up, the forum, the hosts…all fabulous. Looking forward to tweeting the fat with you!

    • Jeanne,

      You are so kind to say all of that and we’re honored that you’re planning to join the festivities! It will be a great chance to get to know you better – and I look forward to meeting you in person at SOBCon! All the very best… ;)

  3. Congrats Lisa & Steve! It’s amazing to witness growth and leadership from dear friends and I couldn’t be more excited for this!

  4. Two great tweeps who sound great together! (Yes, I cribbed a jingle from Reese’s peanut butter cups, but it’s true = you guys make a dynamic duo).

    Looking forward to tuning in on Tuesday nights! #Leadershipchat FTW! :)
    @mckra1g´s last blog post ..mckra1g- RT @LisaPetrilli- Dear SOBCon Friends- @swoodruff &amp I are effin launching it! Pls join us! http-bitly-b9w74U &amp http-bitly-bVHssQ

  5. Fantastic! Looking forward to it!
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