The Social CEO: What You Need To Know

 Sir Richard Branson named Top Social CEO in compilation done by Hootsuite and Xinfu (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Sir Richard Branson named Top Social CEO in compilation done by Hootsuite and Xinfu (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Let me start off by saying -- this isn't about tweeting. This is about the critical Social Paradigm Shift CEOs and the other C-suite need to make -- and fast.

Almost a decade ago, I created a ‘How to Tweet’ graphic for distribution to CEOs and other senior executives at the Aspen Ideas Conference. Back then, it was just about tweeting, about exploring, about connecting with peers ... Ten long years later and social media has gone from a bleeding-edge, cool-to-use playground for the tech set to a complete and total Social Paradigm Shift affecting nearly every human -- and organization -- worldwide.

This shift has built juggernaut businesses from scratch (Buzzfeed, DogVacay, Dollar Shave Club, just to name a few) and destroyed businesses in the same very short time period. And let us be clear -- we are only at the very beginning of this cultural revolution. The inherently-social, inter-connected global world of digital is the new world and it’s mission critical that your leadership catches hold and doesn’t let go -- ever again.

When it comes to CEOs in particular, an astounding 61% of Fortune 500 CEOs are still not active, according to CEO.com. And after consulting and training CEOs and CMOs for a decade, one of my biggest concerns is that too many still think this is just about tweeting or participating on LinkedIn. That is wrong and let me be clear -- putting-your-business-in-danger wrong.

So, how does a CEO become a Social CEO? Here are the 5 Steps you must take: Read the article on Forbes here.

And after that, if you're READY, join us in our latest course: The Social CEO startingSeptember 5th. Learn more here: http://bit.ly/The-Social-CEO-Course
 

Posted on August 16, 2017 and filed under Gretchen Fox, Social Business.