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Digital Leader: 5 Simple Keys to Success and Influence

Erik Qualman

In todays digital world, the average person has greater power to become a leader and influence others. In Digital Leader, Erik Qualman, one of todays most respected social media experts, provides invaluable lessons drawn from a wide variety of sourcesfrom the British Institute of Psychiatry and Forrest Gump to Harvard Business Review and Dr. Suessto provide digital-leadership best practices. He lays out laying out the five habits of digital leadership that enables anyone to put their ultimate stamp on life: Simple: success is the result of simplification & focus; True: be true to your passion; Act: nothing happens without actiontake the first step; Map: goals and visions are needed to get where you want to be; People: success doesn't happen alone


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Book Information

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Publish Date: 12/09/2011
Pages: 280
ISBN-13: 9780071792424
ISBN-10: 0071792422
Language: English

Full Description

Digital Leaders are Made--Not Born

"Fail forward, fail fast, fail better is a winning concept from Qualman's latest book, Digital Leader."
-- Tony Hsieh, New York Times bestselling author and CEO of Zappos.com, Inc.

"People with a passion for something can be infectious. It's obvious that Erik Qualman's passion is social media."
-- Dan Heath, New York Times bestselling author of Made to Stick and Switch

"Qualman is to social media what Deming is to quality and Drucker to management."
-- Scott Galloway, professor, Stern School of Business, NYU

"Erik Qualman is a Digital Dale Carnegie."
-- Todd Young, CEO, ProspX

About the Book:

"Digital footprints are what we post about ourselves. Digital shadows are what others upload about us. Collectively, they have changed the world forever. As leaders and future leaders we need to adapt to this new world."
-- from Digital Leader

Digital leaders are made, not born--you have it within you to become an effective digital leader. As a leader in the digital age, your reach is boundless. With advanced technologies, you can exert more direct and indirect influence than ever before--anywhere at any time. And everything you do, fail to do, and wish you didn't do is documented forever in the digital universe.

Digital Leader explains how to take full advantage of everything the digital age has to offer, while avoiding common pitfalls that can damage your "digital legacy."

Bestselling author Erik Qualman explains what modern leadership means and describes how to be an effective leader in the digital world. In order to succeed, you need to adjust your leadership skills to adapt to today's digitally open world--and you need to start today. Qualman breaks the process down into five powerful truths you can use to establish your leadership "stamp":

Simple: success is the result of simplification and focus
True: be true to your passion
Act: nothing happens without action--take the first step
Map: goals and visions are needed to get where you want to be
People: success doesn't happen alone

Basing his conclusions on a wide range of research and resources, Qualman provides an abundance of real-world examples and tips to help you create a path to success while leading others to achieve their best.

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