Join Charlene Li for an in-depth discussion in this video Questions to get started, part of Charlene Li on Digital Leadership.
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- To get you started on your sharing journey, there are a couple of best practices to keep in mind. The first one is what are the stories that you can share with the audience that you are trying to reach to advance your goals? What are the stories they need to hear from you so that they can connect with those objectives and make sure that you guys are aligned together to achieve the things that you hold so dear to each other? That's a key part of becoming a digital leader, knowing when and what to share with the people you are trying to lead. The second thing, just as importantly, is to determine what you will not share.
It's important to know what stories that are just too much information for people to hear about, maybe too personal, too off in terms of what you are trying to accomplish. Again, keep at the center what you are trying to accomplish on your goals and that will be the beacon for you to understand what you want to share and what you won't want to share. And I think very importantly, is also what are the tools you are going to use or the techniques that you can use to make sure that your sharing takes place on a regular basis, and also gets you into the habit of sharing? Sharing is not the most easy thing that you're going to come across.
Again, it's going to be very different, it's new. The rules are different. And so you want to be able to think about ways that you can make it much easier for you, and again, technology, because this is in this middle of that space in this digital explosion of tools that are available, tap into the latest tools that are available to you that could help simplify that entire process. If you think about the content you do want to share, that people want to hear from you, the stuff you will not want to share, and then also the practices and tools that will help you ease that sharing practice, you'll be well on your way to becoming a digital leader.
In this course, she explains the three steps for extending leadership into the digital space: listening, sharing, and engaging. With her tips, you can transform your professional relationships with employees, peers, and influencers. At the end of each chapter, she provides a list of questions to help you get started on your next step.
- Listening at scale
- Scanning your environment
- Choosing the right type of engagement
- Cultivating followers