Digital Leaders are MadeNot 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 bornyou 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 beforeanywhere 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 worldand 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 actiontake 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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Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Life, Leadership, Legacy 1
Section 1 Simple
Chapter 2 Remove and Improve 11
Chapter 3 Complain=Digital Pain 35
Chapter 4 Integrity and Reputation: Avoiding Digital Blunders 49
Chapter 5 Simple = Success 65
Section 2 True
Chapter 6 Who Before What 87
Chapter 7 Niche Is the New Norm 99
Chapter 8 Personal Is Powerful 117
Section 3 Act
Chapter 9 Be Decisive 135
Chapter 10 Fail Forward, Fail Fast, Fail Better 145
Chapter 11 Leverage Inertia 161
Section 4 Map
Chapter 12 Set Laughable Goals 177
Chapter 13 Firm in Destination Flexible in Path 191
Chapter 14 Recreate Yourself 203
Section 5 People
Chapter 15 Connections = Currency 217
Chapter 16 Empower Others 229
Chapter 17 Digital Hugs 243
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
By reading the 45 pages sample I knew this was a book I should read in full...for my own benefit and anything I can do for those around me and, why not, for the coming generatios.
As the owner of a PR agency, I was engrossed in Qualman's Digital Leader. He takes the time to truly dissect the importance of your digital stamp. He provides real-life examples of what we should learn from or take into consideration as we create our own stamp - or watch our shadow being created. I would recommend it to anyone - business owner, team member, student - whoever you are - you can learn from this book and the way that the nature of our digital world today is influencing and impacting us. But most importantly, he encourages the readers to leave the world a better place. I'm a better person for reading it.