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Why leaders cannot ignore rapid advances in technology

As regular readers of this blog know, I often comment on how important it is for leaders to keep abreast of technology, not just for their own benefit, but perhaps more importantly to stay current in the context of the people they lead.  For several years now, I’ve been saying this, and I’ll say it again: there is a fundamental shift in the way people are communicating with one another, and it has enormous implications for how you should be recruiting, motivating and leading your people.  In the past, I’ve introduced you to two very eye-opening videos by Erik Qualman – Social Media Revolution and Social Media Revolution 2 (Refresh).  Now he’s recently released a new video titled Technology Can Kill to support his book Digital Leader.

Technology has made it possible for you, a leader, to make an impact far and wide, to exert more influence than ever before.  Are you accepting this reality, or are you fighting it?  What are you doing to embrace technology?  Or not?  Does this video have any implications on how you are or should be leading your people?

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