Readwise just resurfaced this quote from one of my books:
The digital world is huge and complicated and explosive. It contains wonders and horrors and everything in between. And it is one of the most important arenas of leadership our generation will ever experience. If you are satisfied to lead from the past, stay out of the digital world. If you want to influence the future, brace yourself and get in the fast lane.
So now I’m conflicted. At one time I was engaged with social media: Twitter and Facebook primarily. Over the last 3-4 years I’ve pretty much avoided it except for this forum, which is fantastic.
After reading that quote, I’m conflicted. I believe leaders should stay current and engaged. Yet, based on personal experience and Newport’s books, I have not been inclined to reengage with social media.
I would value thoughtful insights. One caveat, I know all of the privacy issues with Facebook and other social media. ASIDE FROM PRIVACY CONCERNS, do you believe leaders should engage with social media and if so, any “best practices” that you would recommend other than obviously not doing stupid things and shooting oneself in the head?