Leadership Lessons From Social Media (Smartblog Feature)

Last week, I shared 10 leadership learnings from social media on SmartBlog on Leadership. Not the main fare for all of my followers, but if you’re curious. Here’s a start and a link.


Leadership lessons from the online world extend beyond the content. Learn as much from watching what bloggers do, as what they say.

  1. Say what matters – In social media, people say what they mean. Be as brave in your leadership as you are in your tweeting. Show up a little messy. Real attracts more than conformance. Attract followers by showing up real.
  2. Build your own tribe – Social media leaders know they don’t need a title to be a leader. Some don’t even use their real name. In your daily leadership, lead from your passion. Start something you care about and see who shows up.Lead from where you are.
  3. Take risks – Try new styles, new ways of leading. Meet new people. Twitter users move from tweets to phone calls to friendships. Try new ways of connecting in your leadership.Try new approaches.

 Read more on SmartBlog on Leadership

Posted in Communication.

Karin Hurt

Karin Hurt, is CEO of Let’s Grow Leaders and a former Verizon Wireless executive. Karin was named on Inc.’s list of 100 Great Leadership Speakers for Your Next Conference, the American Management Association List of 50 Leaders to Watch, and as a Trust Across America Top Thought Leader in Trust. She’s the award-winning author of two books, Winning Well: A Manager’s Guide to Getting Results— Without Losing Your Soul, and Overcoming an Imperfect Boss. She’s regularly featured in business publications including Fast Company, Entrepreneur, and Inc.

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