WANT AN INVITE? Send an email from an email account you’re going to use for a long time (not your work email — chances are you’ll have this account longer than you’ll have your current job — really) with your name, occupation, the briefest of explanations of why you want to join the Slack, and how you heard about us. Finally, please include a link to your LinkedIn, Twitter, Mastodon, or Medium — any site demonstrating you’re a human. None of the above information will be shared with anyone but Rands.
For a role as important as Leadership, there is a shocking lack of required training on the topic. Combined with a tremendous collection of impenetrable literature, leadership is an essential learnable skill learned on the job. The Rands Leadership Slack (“RLS”) exists to help longtime, new, and aspiring leaders to learn through conversation and sharing of ideas.
With over 20,000 participants on almost 600 public channels, RLS can be initially overwhelming. Once you’re on board, the following suggestions and guidelines are intended to make your first days more useful and educational: