Leadership Tips: Vol. 213

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Tweet this ... or not. Seven in 10 Fortune 500 CEOs have no presence on major social media, according to a report by CEO.com and analytics company Domo.

— Adapted from “140 Characters of Risk: Some CEOs Fear Twitter,” Leslie Kwoh and Melissa Korn, The Wall Street Journal.

Make the commitment to be there. The Central Oklahoma Community Forum of civic leaders meets monthly. “Notice that I’m emphasizing leaders,” says founder David Gray. “It’s the leaders, the decision-makers, who come to these lunches every month. They can bring staff, but they can’t send someone without decision-­making authority in their place. …. The leader has to be at the table.”

— Adapted from “The Professional Educator,” David Gray, American Educator.

Think big. When he was 3, Aaron Patzer’s father read to him from The Wall Street Journal. In his 20s, Patzer sat down to figure out his finances and realized it would take all weekend, so in 2007 he launched Mint.com, a budgeting tool. His new projects: Quick­­Books, and then (no joke) traffic jams.

— Adapted from “Mint.com: Aaron Patzer,” Jane Bennett Clark, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance.

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AJ Wilcox February 7, 2013 at 10:49 am

Thanks for mentioning the research from http://www.domo.com! We loved the study, and were quite frankly floored that so few F500 CEOs embraced social media. Done right, it’s a great way to wield the power of influence on behalf of your company to a wide audience.

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