I think the impact social media on leadership really depends on 1) organizational culture as a whole, and 2) the leader(s) in question.
The organizational culture will more or less determine how it is influenced by social media.
In a start-up environment, the culture is much more malleable and has to be responsive to the market its customers. So socia... (more)
As enterprises adopt social media, they will want to abandon the Henry Ford assembly line view of employees. Peter Drucker (author), the father of modern management theory, coined the term "Knowledge Workers" several decades ago. Knowledge workers have a particular area of expertise. They are paid to problem solve. And the usually know even more than thei... (more) Effective leaders are tuned into the needs of their followers and the needs of the situation and are able to communicate effectively. The goal of leadership is not to get more follower but rather to create more leaders. Communication is essential to develop the people AND to get the results. When I talk about communication it means being sure that the m... (more)