Leadership Tip

How to make time for social media

Being on X [formerly known as Twitter], LinkedIn and other social media sites can be good for your career and your business, but where do you find the time in your busy schedule? Something's got to give. To help you decide where to cut back, ask these questions:

1. What am I learning? If you use social media to learn new things about your business, ask which other activities can be retired. If you're using X [formerly known as Twitter] to read 10 articles a week on professional best practices, maybe you don't need to attend that annual training workshop.

2. Who am I meeting? Social media tools can help you discover new colleagues and deepen professional ties. If you're consistently expanding your network online, consider scaling back the number of face-to-face events you attend.

3. How am I replenished? What's more relaxing: watching TV or catching up on LinkedIn? You may decide to shelve some of your less-satisfying hobbies in favour of some of your new social media activities.


The above leadership tip...
was sent in response to a question from a participant on our acclaimed 10/10 leadership development and mentoring programme. Whether you're a first time manager or an experienced leader, straightforward, practical advice on best practice is hard to find. Until now. To find out how you, your team or your organisation can benefit, please contact us.

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