Tag Archives: Twitter

Forbes Reports: Professional Social Media Presence Essential for Good 21st Century Leadership

The United States has a president who tweets, all the time, in the way that any celebrity might tweet. His latest, checked while I am writing this blog, advertised his interview on Fox News before the Super Bowl (“Enjoy!”), and commented on the judge who have put a hold on the Muslim ban so it […]

The Shame Machine: How Twitter muddies leadership effectiveness and engages followers in a shaming social media culture

Twitter has become a political force, used and misused to judge, shame and spread confusion. Jon Ronson’s Ted Talk on public shaming shows how Twitter has become a bandwagon for shaming and unquestioning mis/interpretation and instant comments. Ronson tracks a bad twitter joke gone viral as it destroyed one woman’s life. “Like toddlers crawling towards […]

Pope Francis, embracing complexity: Meets with Tech Giants to Discuss Blessings and Pain from New Technologies

Pope Francis is a leader who can hold paradoxical ideas, and guide us to consider issues from many sides. Not my stereotypical idea of a pope — and that’s inspiring to me. According to the Washington Post, he’s been challenging tech leaders to stretch the envelope of their creativity, putting the human back into the […]

Occupy Sandy: The 99% Offer Political and Practical Leadership

Reblogged from the Huffington Post: Occupy Sandy (an offshoot from Occupy WallStreet) uses social networks for grassroots relief Kudos to Lucas Kavner, whose well-researched article demonstrates the maturity and contemporary leadership initiatives growing out of the Occupy Wall Street movement. In a world where twitter and facebook are powerful forces to share the shallow and […]

Journalists as Thought Leaders

In her August 11 editorial, Alexandra Petri asks, “How should we talk about our Olympic women?” Itʻs a call for equity and integrity in journalistic leadership. Petri writes: “For many athletes, the Olympics mark the moment when they become celebrities. It is a moment we have not yet mastered, when they climb out of the pool and […]

Olympic Hair Controversy: REALLY???

First, let me say, itʻs not a real controversy, although it sure reads like one! People didnʻt like her hair clips, her hair style, a debate about black womenʻs hair that is a longterm American obsession. (See Vanessa Williams informative history of African American hairstyles here!) Williams concludes: “Sisters need to relax. It shouldn’t matter […]