About VLTV

VLTV is a video blog which aims to catalyse conversation about leadership.

In this increasingly complex age, where we have conspicuous abundance together with conspicuous want, it has never been more important to expand leadership quality and to take personal accountability for our collective destinies.

Over the years, I have had a lot of experience of leading and being led in a large cross-cultural, cross-discipline, global project environment.

Some of these experiences, the led and the leading have been great – life highlights I will never forget and I’ve learned a lot from these. Some have been more difficult – thoroughly unpleasant even – but of course you often learn even more from this rough treasure.

As a result of this experience I became initially curious, then intensely passionate about mastering the craft of leadership.

I have found that in the last couple of years nothing has given me greater pleasure than the joy of seeing others on my teams get switched on to leadership and develop beyond what they thought possible in steering their sub-teams to success.

Now we get to the core of the reason for starting VLTV – and it’s really about reach. I have some ideas and experience I think could help people more widely, not just those I interact with in my current work environment.

I am resolved to express my leadership ideas and beliefs on a much, much broader front – out there on the Internet By sharing experiences and pointing out best practice elsewhere, I hope I can encourage many more aspiring leaders to step up. I firmly believe we can all grow faster in our leadership, by networking together. The payoff? Well, individually and collectively we can make a bigger impact in the world. That’s worth getting out of bed for to me.

So, I have stories to tell and I’m determined to tell them.

Now I am aware that worthy folks write millions of books every year about leadership. But, as the management-consultant-cum poet David Whyte would say, leadership is about a conversation.

Meshing the reach aspect, with this intimacy aspect – I concluded that I would have to blog vs. write a book. It will be a video blog, as something potentially more viral, more sticky at that.

So that’s the philosophy and drive behind  Viral Leadership TV. I will try wholeheartedly to make each episode of VLTV a five-minute slice of leadership wisdom. My fond hope is to start a fierce conversation among like-minded folks about some of the things that really matter about leadership today.

Ricky Bache, February 2010

5 Responses to “About VLTV”

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