Tomorrow, I’m going to be a guest on the HR Happy Hour radio show. The topic is Leadership Development. Of course, it’s a huge topic and time will be limited on the show, so I decided to create some resources on my blog for the Happy Hour listeners to check out after hearing the show. Before I do though, I want to give a grateful shout-out to Steve Boese and Shauna Moerke, hosts of the show. I appreciate the opportunity to share my knowledge with an ever-widening group of Human Resource professionals.
First up—my Twitter Round Up of leadership folks. Yes, Twitter has the “list” function and there are some great Tweeple lists out there (more on that later), but it’s hard to know if you want to follow them all. So I offer to you my two cents’ worth on why I follow these folks. If their stories resonate with you, give them a follow.
The Lead Change Group
If you’re serious about creating character-based leadership in your organization, I suggest you check out the Lead Change LinkedIn group. It’s an extremely diverse group of individuals who are connected due to their passion about making a difference. The group was founded by Mike Henry; the Discussion section on LinkedIn is very active.
Mike has created 1-click Tweeple listing so you can immediately see the whole group and determine whom you’d like to follow. A technical note: even though you can follow everyone with one click, I suggest you only follow in batches of about 25 people at a time. Otherwise, Twitter might temporarily suspend your account because they perceive you as “spamming”. Many of the people listed below are members of the Lead Change group, so check the Tweeple list out first.[Editor’s note: see Mike’s comment below about Tweeple slowing down the process to avoid this issue.]
The Leadership Development Practitioners
These folks are in the field doing the work within companies. They have deep professional experience and a generous spirit. I personally can vouch for them all. They don’t always tweet frequently, but they’re worth following all the same.
There are many coaches on Twitter. I highlight these for both their consistent excellent Twitter content and their high level of professionalism.
The Leader’s Leader
These prolific Twitterers also have leadership titles within their respective organizations. I follow several C-level players on Twitter, and these guys are the ones that actively engage.
Many of these folks are members of the Lead Change group. Authors, professional speakers, bloggers, business consultants, philosophers—their common thread is helping people become better leaders. I’ve had personal interaction with all of them—via emails, phone chats, Skype, guest blog posts and collaborative blogging projects.
This is where it gets fun . . .please help me add to the list. There are so many fantastic people on Twitter—let me know your favorite Twitter resources for developing leaders.