A list of tips for #LeaderShapeChat

The 4 Minute Guide to #LeaderShapeChat

Here at LeaderShape, we want to live in possibility and then by doing so, lead others to do the same. To lead, live. Our monthly Twitter chats are rooted in this belief. In September 2016, we hosted #LeaderShapeChat – our first Twitter chat! Through #LeaderShapeChat, we invite you to interact with other LeaderShapers and reflect deeper on what “to lead, live” means.

What is a Twitter Chat?

A Twitter chat is a one-hour conversation focused on a particular subject or theme. A question is tweeted every 10 minutes from the LeaderShape Twitter account and there are usually 5 questions in total. Joining the conversation is easy! All you have to do is respond to questions and other participant’s responses using the specific chat hashtag #LeaderShapeChat in your tweets.

A Sneak Peek: What To Expect

We host #LeaderShapeChat once a month and each month has a different theme. Some of the past themes include:

  • “To lead, live courageously.”
  • “To lead, live authentically.”
  • “To lead, give.”
  • “To lead, live in possibility.”

Whether you have participated in our Catalyst program, served as a cluster facilitator at the Institute, or just want to know more about LeaderShape, everyone is welcome to join #LeaderShapeChat! It’s a unique opportunity to engage with individuals who lead with integrity and have a healthy disregard for the impossible.

Helpful Tips for #LeaderShapeChat

  • Make sure you’re following @LeaderShape on Twitter.
  • Add an upcoming #LeaderShapeChat to your calendar as soon as it’s announced.
  • Questions come from the @LeaderShape Twitter account in the format Q1, Q2, etc. Use A1, A2, etc for your answers.
  • Don’t forget to include the hashtag #LeaderShapeChat in your tweets!
  • Join in when you can and it’s okay if you don’t contribute an answer to every question.
  • Engage with other LeaderShapers by replying, liking or retweeting their answers.
  • Consider using Tweetdeck, Hootsuite or Tweetchat to keep an eye on the conversation.

Missed a #LeaderShapeChat?

After each #LeaderShapeChat, we post a Storify that recaps the questions and responses. What’s a Storify? Head over to our Storify page to see an example of a summary of December’s #LeaderShapeChat.

Be sure to follow LeaderShape on Storify so that even if you miss a #LeaderShapeChat, you never miss a story!

We hope you found this guide helpful. We can’t wait to see you at our next #LeaderShapeChat!

To lead, live compassionately #LeaderShapeChat Feb 18 2017


#Day7: Staying in Action

Here at LeaderShape we get excited about people staying in action. We get excited about LeaderShapers (and anyone, really!) who are living out their vision and doing their part to create “a just, caring, and thriving world where all lead wshareasimage (3)ith integrity and a healthy disregard for the impossible.” We talk about staying in action in all of our programs. We talk about it with our community. Many of you, especially our Institute graduates, understand that when we mention #Day7 that we are talking about staying in action.

Although every day is #Day7 – a chance to keep learning and moving forward – we love how the seventh of each month can serve as a reminder and jumpstart us into action. You can find us writing, thinking, and posting about all things staying in action. But it’s not a #Day7 without our community! You can join in by responding to our prompts, asking questions, sharing posts, and taking time to reflect on your LeaderShape experience. And if you have big news on your vision or anything about your #Day7, email us at community@leadershape.org.


: a person who is admired for great or brave acts or fine qualities
: a person who is greatly admired

Heroes. They can be world leaders, pop stars, creatives, activists, family members, a neighbor. They can be found anywhere.

We all love heroes, don’t we? Heroes can prove to us that the fight is worth fighting. They help us learn to persevere – to keep fighting – even when it feels as though we have been defeated. Heroes teach us that nobody is perfect and that imperfection is no reason to give up.

Heroes can inspire us to find and act on our own greatness. They show us that we can make an impact. We can make the world a better place.

We asked our interns about someone they consider a personal hero. This is what they shared…

My personal hero is an 18 year old Pakistani girl who once said, “It is also important that we should say no to wrong. And if there is something going wrong we must have the confidence to say that this thing is going wrong, and we must raise our voice.” That 18 year old girl is Malala Yousafzai. I admire her fearless perseverance in the fight for girls’ education. Her bravery, kindness and eloquence are traits that awe and inspire me! – Clivane

Hmmm… I don’t know that I have a “personal hero”. I honestly like to find inspiration and motivation from individuals. My peers, my friends, my fraternity brothers, my family members have such incredible stories. Their stories are able to be related to and are real. Seeing people around me overcome incredible obstacles and excelling in what they love is so inspiring to me. – Blake

When you think about someone who is a hero in your eyes, who comes to mind?
Share your own personal hero with us in the comments.