Can Social Media Make You a Better Leader?

by WSJ

Executives are typically less-than-eager to adopt a new online network.

The biggest obstacle contributing to their reluctance, writes Alexandra Samuel in an article that originally appeared in the Wall Street Journal, is that they don’t perceive such a move to benefit their core job competencies. Samuel contends that this is untrue. Executives can actually refine their leadership abilities, should they elect to explore the myriad benefits of social media.

Samuel introduces the idea of social productivity as a barometer for an executive’s success with social media. This idea promotes tangible contributions to online networks — and measurable returns. For more on how social media can make you a better leader, read the full article by Samuel.

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