Dr. Santa Ono, president of the University of Cincinnati, who made himself vulnerable in academia, models a compassionate and self-revealing leadership style rare in that arena. Check out this article about the power of social media as a forum for leaders to empower others and open up dialogue.
It’s easy to highlight Ono’s use of social media as a university president who “gets it.” However, one of his leadership qualities that should always be mentioned is his openness to being vulnerable in digital spaces. Last month, in a tweet about mental illness, Ono shared that he had twice attempted suicide. “My message tonight: There should be no stigma for those with mental illness. I tried to take my own life 2X. We need to support each other.” Inspiring….