The great lament of any reporter is what to do with the jewels that routinely get left on the cutting room floor after a really great interview. For me and many of my colleagues at Fast Company, that is often the "how I do what I do" stuff, the extraordinary insights that we get into the nuts and bolts of how great leaders lead, but don't necessarily fit into the story at hand.
That's why I took a bit of a break from feature writing to work on the 30 Second MBA , an ongoing video "curriculum" of really good advice from the trenches, directly from the people who make business happen. It's the best way I know to capture some of those moments that I often get to see, and bring them straight to you--short, sweet, unfiltered, sometimes entertaining, always relevant. Think of it as a collective video blog of good advice from leaders in their natural habitats, offered in byte-sized bits short enough to be easily recalled when you need it. And the kind of stuff that you don't learn in, uh, slow business school.
We've collected a range of questions from our readers, from the philosophical to the very practical, all in the hopes of creating a conversation about the nature of leadership in a modern world. As you can tell, it has a serious DIY vibe to it, and we'll be including a mix of voices--from the C-Suites of Ford, Intel, Accenture and USAA to name a few--to artists, scientists educators, the military and social enterprise leaders from a variety of fields. Expect more than a few of our cover subjects to show up as well. We want this to be a reflection of the sensibilities of our magazine--about innovation, inspiration and possibility--and inclusive of all perspectives. And we hope it will be fun. But mostly, we want it to become the best advice that our readers will ever get.
Got a big leadership question? Ask it here, or email 30second (at) fastcompany.com, and we'll put it into the mix.
30 Second MBA