I was looking at the meta tag cloud on my blog site today when I was struck by this thought:
What if we could capture key words from our live conversations for a week and then view them in aggregate?
And what if we could create a tag cloud from those words — much the same way we do on web sites – where each word’s size is determined by the number of times used? What words would stand out? Would we see an abundance of positive, upbuilding leadership words or would we instead find that our live conversations are filled with words that we would rather reduce such as problem, don’t, can’t, policy, won’t, why… Conversely, which words would be conspicuously absent?
What a great exercise it would be to take note of these words for a week and then compare the results to our stated personal brand.