Are you looking for constant inspiration and daily, bite-sized doses of advice to help develop your leadership skills?
Your Twitter feed can deliver that shot in the arm you need. If only there wasn’t so much content to scroll through!
Well, not to worry. I’ve discovered a handful of leaders whose words will stoke the fires of leadership within you. These pacesetters aren’t the usual suspects. They are new voices at the cutting edge of their fields across a spectrum of industries, professions, and locations. Follow them. It will be well worth your time.
@Leadershipfreak, Dan Rockwell
Dan hones his message the way a diamond cutter transforms a rough stone into a faceted gem. His messages are bright and sharp, and may even pierce your heart. His goal: “My dream is when people see me they think that guy made my life better.”
Sample tweet: Every time you make yourself more important than others you lower the potential of those around you.
Michael is the former CEO of a major publishing house, a best-selling author, and, most recently, a prosperous entrepreneur. Initially, his advice helped leaders improve their social media platforms for greater influence. His offerings now include essential, practical tips on productivity, goal setting, and building leadership skills.
Sample tweet: We will never have more of what we truly desire until we become fully thankful for what we have.
With over 1 million followers, Daskal’s insights on leading from the heart have captured the imaginations of many aspiring leaders. She is a coach, speaker, and columnist.
Sample tweet: Leadership begins at the end of your comfort zone.
As Chairman & CEO of the Case Foundation, Jean’s work spans entrepreneurship, innovation, technology, and philanthropy. She leads their #BeFearless initiative, and will inspire you to think bigger and differently. As Chairman of the National Geographic Society, she oversees the unbounded exploration of this international treasure. Conventional wisdom says to go deep into just one skill area, but Jean’s insight into a variety of sectors results in tweets that spark my curiosity and lead to fresh ways of thinking.
From the book I constantly recommend, Fierce Conversations by author and CEO Susan Scott. Having strong leadership skills is about relationships, and Susan’s work reinforces the fact that the conversation IS the relationship. As Scott says, “While no single conversation is guaranteed to change the trajectory of a career, a business, a marriage, or a life—any single conversation can.” She shows you how.
Sample tweet: Leaders get what they tolerate.
@CDMerrick, Caren Merrick
That’s me! As a serial entrepreneur (my second business went from zero to $200 million, 1,100 employees, and an historic IPO), investor, and member of Nasdaq company boards, my ambition is to help leaders, teams, and businesses grow. I didn’t attend college until I was 25, and my tweets highlight the fact that anyone can start right where they are and achieve amazing things.
Sample tweet: The most influential person in your career and life is YOU; not who you know, your education, your family; it’s your actions and reactions.
Your turn: Who are your favorite leaders on Twitter? I am always looking to discover inspiring professionals and innovators to follow, so please email me at Caren@carenmerrick.com with your recommendations!