Eric Jacobson

Join Leadership Groups In LinkedIn

In Leadership, Leadership Education, Leadership Skills, Leadership Training, Management on March 22, 2010 at 6:16 pm

Don’t have time to attend the many workshops, seminars and networking events for leaders within your city?  Don’t fret.  You have a great online option where you can network, learn and grow your leadership skills.

Simply join any number of the leadership groups within the business-oriented social networking web site, LinkedIn.

LinkedIn is the work’s largest professional network with over 60 million members in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide.  Members first build their profiles (allow about one to two hours to build your profile).  Then, members can join hundreds of groups where they can exchange knowledge, ideas and opportunities with fellow professionals around the world.

Some of the best groups on the topic of leadership and management are:

  • Linked 2 Leadership
  • Executive Suite
  • Leadership Think Tank

Each group’s discussion section is rich with questions posed by members and dozens of answers provided by fellow group members.  Within those answers you’ll find actionable ideas, suggestions for additional resources to tap, and advice from professionals who have experienced it all.

Some of the recent leadership discussion topics from the various leadership groups include:

  • What is the most important leadership skill?
  • What are the best leadership books?
  • How do you boost productivity?
  • Do you have a younger boss?
  • What is your top leadership challenge?

LinkedIn launched in December 2003, and approximately half of its 60 million members are in the United States.  The purpose of the site is to allow registered users to maintain a list of contact details of people they know and trust.  It’s also become a recruiting tool for many businesses.  Similarly, job seekers find the site useful for finding possible connections within the businesses they are targeting for employment.

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