Being an entrepreneur naturally throws you in to the role of leader. For many their leadership style will determine success or failure of their business entity. As you develop the content you want to share consider your leadership style and how you will reflect that in the content you share.

Here is a bit about our Gov: http://blogs.hbr.org/hbr/hbreditors/2013/01/colorado_governor_john_hickenl.html?utm_source=twitterfeed

And of course we know that utilizing social media is about creating authentic relationships. Here is a peek into one post about building strong links: http://socialmediarevolver.com/how-to-build-links-through-social-media/

In the comments please let me know how you hope to show leadership in your social media postings.

 

9 thoughts on “What is your leadership approach?

  1. “Be very careful who you pretend to be, because that’s who you’re gonna become.” -Kurt Vonnegut
    Being an aspiring fashion designer and event coordinator, I intend on capitalizing on the opportunity that posting on social media sites presents in regards to reaching potential business contacts, customers and fellow artists within my industry.
    Social media breeds connections. Networking and interacting with fellow like-minded & driven individuals gives birth to success & limitless possibilities.

  2. It is refreshing to think that any earnest business person has the capacity to truly rise to levels of exceeding their dreams. I believe that this writing process will help assist us in the development of the kind of skills that will allow us to grow effectively. While it make sense that we should be performing on multiple social streams, it seems to me like its a habit that will become effective or chaotic in playing the balancing game!

  3. I hope to show leadership in my social media postings by only posting quality information and/or comments in my postings. When I’m on certain social media platforms (IE facebook), I run across a lot of garbage. It has began to frustrate me to the point of blocking or deleting “friends”. Creating authentic relationships is another way I plan to show leadership on social platforms.

    One thing that really stood out for me (in the reading) is realizing that my mood is contagious (good or bad). Realizing this is critical! Maintaining a positive and optimistic attitude is important as a leader/business owner because it can truly make or break your business as well as relationships.

  4. “I really [want] to see how well can they bring people together. How well they empathize. How they listen to people. That’s the best way to persuade someone: listen to them.” He’s totally right.

    In my social media postings, I hope to show my leadership by advocating for the problem that I am trying to solve and show people how I will do just that.

  5. I personally like the idea of creating the opportunity to expand people’s interests and then get those interests to overlap. I have never heard of team building from this perspective and I believe that it could be a valuable tool-another one to add to the bag.

    In my social media postings I will show leadership by: making authoritative but respectful statements, posting with intention, build-up positive, create new thought-provoking prompts and spur imagination that may lead to change.

  6. It was interesting to learned a little bit more on John Hickenloper. I believed I spelled hi name correctly. He was an entrepreneur himself and became a great role model in the community. Being a leadership in the community is important aspect to those around us, even if we enter the business entity we need to understand that we should not forget about the community and continue giving back, even if we’re busy. Hopefully, one day as I have my business I want to continue giving back to my community and help those around me, even our youth. I have been a youth advocate since high school and enjoy working close with them. The youth are our future.
    Every leadership style that you perform in the community will reflect on many people lives, we need to remember sharing amazing memories and creating new memories with them it’s something rewarding and you’ll never forget. I saw that the article was discussing on when you’re on a bad mood, always remember to smile and be happy that you’re making a difference.

  7. The HBR article about Governor John HIckenlooper was interesting in that it touched on several aspects of the Gov’s style as well as how he started to develop part of his brand. Although it didn’t mention it directly, one of the most important aspects of leadership (if not the most important) is Vision. As an unemployed geologist for the oil industry, he took the time to educate himself about the brewpub business and developed a very clear and articulated vision. When he was kicking the tires in Lower Downtown (LoDo), real estate was very inexpensive in and it was an opportunity that would lower his overhead while providing an excellent return over time. He took it a step further than a vision of his business, he and many others had a vision of how LoDo could be redeveloped (and how his business would fit within this new community). In that respect, he understood how to collaborate with others and support them in their vision.

    In addition to John’s vision, he had very clear goals and objectives how to accomplish it. But again he knew that he couldn’t do it alone. He had to have buy-in from many others. He used his contacts in the oil industry to find investors, gather a management team and other support staff. When he faced opposition from people in the neighborhood, he worked strategically to demonstrate how his business could not only coexist but could be supportive of their goals. “you been able to get people to come together to find commonality.”

    Hick was running for mayor sometime before the meeting that he held to oppose the “Mile-Hi” name change. But he saw an opportunity with which he could get people to coalesce, champion their issue and provider leadership for something that was very popular. And he concentrated on creating an image of himself as a little quirky, from ridding his scooter around town to bringing his dog to meetings. But most importantly, he supported many others to achieve their goals.

    The last paragraph of the article points out something that some leaders forget. Your attitude affects others. It is not enough to have a good idea. If people doubt your ability to lead, they won’t follow. “When you go through that door it’s show time.” That applies to everyone involved in the enterprise, bankers, investors, management team, employees and customers. We are never selling things. Rather, we are constantly selling ourselves and our faith, that we can deliver the product as well as our ability to share our vision with our customers. John, sold his vision that people could believe in and trust.

  8. I hope to show leadership in the choice of what I write and post about. I want to be a leaders of an idea being shared, being open to certain discussions, and being willing to be knowledgeable about an are of interest that may be under utilized or under recognized. I always say that I write something not because it will be popular, but because it is worth saying.

    I want to connect people with ideas, and draw together readers with similar interest who can not only read what I have to say, but discover other people with similar interest and speak out themselves on issues. It doesn’t have to be controversial to be interesting, it just has be be important to someone, and in many ways inspiring or bring an idea of change. Whether its how I get rid of garbage in my life by new styles of recycling, or changing ideas on social acceptance.

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