Social media is the perfect platform for leadership development. After all, leadership is about reaching and engaging people. What better way to do that than through the global platform of social networking? It’s immediate, it’s two-way, and it’s far reaching. It also teaches the value of transparency. You cannot pretend to be something you are not and engage fully in social networking.
Leadership is also about willingness to accept risk – and there is definitely an element of risk in putting one’s self online for all to see. It’s not for the faint of heart but the potential rewards are awesome.