Social Media Leadership are two areas which are slowly coming together in cohesion to create a great new avenue of communication for leaders everywhere. Social media leadership is what we would refer to the new avenue of resources such as Twitter, Facebook and even Google+. The progression towards this new facet of technology has been quite interesting as people prefer to find more ease in communicating leadership principles, details of events and general ease of access for people to have a connection with you as a leader.
There are still a number of other ways that leaders communicate - for instance in blogs, websites, articles and books. All of these are GREAT! But on a daily basis sometimes or for your team to even 'get to know you' on a greater level these leadership tools are excellent.
Twitter is a great example of social media leadership as it opens the communication channels to some of the biggest and best leaders in the world. Just as 'celebrities' use twitter as its easily accessable to them; some crazily inspirational leaders use them to teach and broadcast their ideas and experiences.
We love it too at leadershiplime.com as it communicates ideals and great quotes etc to people who aren't always able to visit our website. It's easy to sign up and get going at www.twitter.com and start following people. Click on the follow leadershiplime.com button in our right hand column to get started and if you're unsure as to which leaders to follow, take a look at ours and find a few who may be a great influence on your leadership style.
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There are hazards which need to be addressed while approaching this topic of social media leadership, and thats the ease of falling into soley relying on such tools to be a leader. This may sound silly to most but often people can forget the personal touch when mentoring people or for instance say so much in social media that all their efforts go into it. On occasion i've seen leaders fall into the trap of letting it become the only way primarily that they communicate to their team and so, we must try and persuade you to let this be a tool and not a completely comprehensive way of leading.
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