I’m traveling (in DC for the last few days, and headed to Boston tomorrow then home) and will be back on a regular schedule next week.
Today, though, I ran across this blog post and wanted to share it here:
By Col. James Moschgat, 12th Operations Group Commander, graduate USAFA class of 1977
It’s a moving story (and we’re all suckers for those) but it contains some basic points that deserve the attention of people who are using social media.
And there’s a larger point we ought to take away.
In the story there was originally a divide between “those that mattered” – the students at the Air Force Academy – and “those who didn’t” – the janitor.
The most interesting point to me isn’t the moral trap that the students fell into by buying that model; it’s the change in the social dynamic that took place when they dropped it.
The key to conversation-based communication is that everyone counts.