Leadership Tweets

Need quotes or tweets about social leadership? Then look no further that this list, which I’ll be updating regularly. It’s broken down into three sections:

1. Quotes from Social CEOs
2. Why be a Social Leader?
3. What is a Social Leader?

1. Quotes from Social CEOs

Jack Salzwedel, Chairman, CEO & President of American Family Mutual Insurance Company

“Some CEOs say they’re too busy for social media. I say it’s part of the job” – @AmFamJack #SocialCEO

David Gallagher, CEO of Ketchum Europe

Social CEO of the Week interview with David Gallagher:
http://thesocialcsuite.net/social-media-is-my-working-life-david-gallagher-ceo-of-ketchum-europe/

“Social media pretty much IS my working life” – @TBoneGallagher http://bit.ly/29dSUUZ #SocialCEO

“As a CEO, if you choose not to engage, you’re cutting yourself off from valuable contacts & info” – @TBoneGallagher http://bit.ly/29dSUUZ

#Leadership today is about connectivity. Wade in or dive, but don’t think you can keep your feet dry & thrive” – @TBoneGallagher #SocialCEO

“A new day has come, and new kinds of leadership are required to meet it” – @TBoneGallagher http://bit.ly/29dSUUZ #SocialLeader

Paul Frampton, CEO of Havas Media Group UK and Ireland

Social CEO of the Week interview with Paul Frampton:
http://thesocialcsuite.net/accessible-authentic-leadership-why-paul-frampton-uses-social-media/

“Twitter is an essential part of my working day” – @Paul_Framp http://bit.ly/267AuKe #SocialCEO

“I believe social media has a powerful ability to show the human side of a CEO” ” – @Paul_Framp http://bit.ly/267AuKe #SocialCEO

“Twitter helps me connect with like-minded leaders & learn from them” – @Paul_Framp http://bit.ly/267AuKe #SocialCEO

“Social enables leaders to express their thoughts, perspectives and beliefs openly and authentically” – @Paul_Framp #SocialCEO

“By 2020, 50% of workers will be #millennials with an expectation for leaders to be more accessible & authentic” – @Paul_Framp #SocialCEO

“Social media is a superb vehicle for expressing our employer brand to new talent” – @Paul_Framp http://bit.ly/267AuKe  #SocialCEO

“If you’re new to social media, be as human as possible. Feel free to express that you’re trying out different approaches” – @Paul_Framp

Julia Hanigsberg, President and CEO of Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, Toronto

Social CEO of the Week interview with Julia Hanigsberg:
http://thesocialcsuite.net/ceojulia-or-how-to-be-a-social-ceo/

“I love the way Twitter creates opportunities to make real connections” – @Hanigsberg http://bit.ly/1ZdVXgp #SocialCEO

“Twitter allows me to connect with experts in my field from far and near” – @Hanigsberg http://bit.ly/1ZdVXgp #SocialCEO

“Twitter leads me to lots of professional reading & research in disability, healthcare, innovation & leadership” – @Hanigsberg #SocialCEO

“Social communication is all about putting the freedom of how to communicate in everyone’s hands” – @Hanigsberg #SocialCEO

Be real. Be yourself. Engage in real dialogue with friends and followers – don’t be a broadcaster” – @Hanigsberg #SocialCEO

It’s essential for CEOs to be effective communicators. No CEO should ignore social media as a great way to communicate” – @Hanigsberg

Michel Van der Bel, CEO of Microsoft UK

Social CEO of the Week interview with Michel Van der Bel:
http://thesocialcsuite.net/trust-transparency-and-transformation-why-michel-van-der-bel-uses-twitter/

“Twitter provides me with great insights, perspectives & connections. It helps me continue to grow” – @MichelVdBel #SocialCEO

Social channels are an essential part of the new world of work” – @MichelVdBel http://bit.ly/219zPoh #SocialCEO

Being open and transparent on Twitter is scary but very exciting and rewarding!  – @MichelVdBel http://bit.ly/219zPoh #SocialCEO

Mark Flannagan, CEO of Beating Bowel Cancer

Social CEO of the Week interview with Mark Flannagan:
http://thesocialcsuite.net/being-on-twitter-is-a-ceos-job-mark-flannagan-ceo-of-beating-bowel-cancer/

Being on Twitter is a CEO’s job” – @MarkFlannCEO http://bit.ly/294hkQB #SocialCEO

Twitter is a fantastic platform to engage directly with patients, families, supporters & influencers” – @MarkFlannCEO #SocialCEO

Twitter is very valuable for reaching out to colleagues and opinion formers” – @MarkFlannCEO http://bit.ly/294hkQB #SocialCEO

Relationships with many individuals, indeed many friendships, have developed through Twitter” – @MarkFlannCEO #SocialCEO

I’ve gone on to have many face-to-face meetings of great value as a result of an ‘introduction’ via Twitter” – @MarkFlannCEO #SocialCEO

You can’t ignore Twitter. It has to be part of what you do and who you are” – @MarkFlannCEO http://bit.ly/294hkQB #SocialCEO

Stuart Garner, CEO of Norton Motorcycles

Social CEO of the Week interview with Stuart Garner:
http://thesocialcsuite.net/social-ceo-of-the-week-stuart-garner-of-norton-motorcycles/

“I enjoy Twitter as it connects me to everyone globally and also has great interaction” – @norton_ceo http://bit.ly/1qJMH86 #SocialCEO

“CEOs should be on social media now. It’s a great platform to get connected with ALL stakeholders.” – @norton_ceo #SocialCEO

Steve Dunlap, President and COO of FolioDynamix

Steve Dunlap article:
http://openfor.business/2015/09/embracing-social-and-your-business-viewpoint/

“The social world is all about relentless giving, but in giving, it seems you also get much in return” – @SteveDunlap #SocialCEO

“Social media a community pool that’s best enjoyed by jumping into the deep end and swimming in new ideas” – @SteveDunlap #SocialCEO

Stephen Kelly, CEO of The Sage Group plc

“Social is vital to me to engage with customers, partners & colleagues” – @SKellyCEO #SocialCEO

Ronan Dunne, CEO O2 Telefónica UK

“Social media is the digital equivalent of walking the shop floor” – @ronandunneo2 #SocialCEO

Peter Aceto, CEO of Tangerine Bank

“I’d rather have a Twitter conversation with one customer than attract the attention of millions in a Super Bowl commercial” – @PeterAceto

Rob Legge, CEO of Servest

“For me, social media is about keeping a big international team informed & updated about news & events” – @LeggeRob #SocialCEO

2. Why be a Social Leader?

It’s 2017!

“Some CEOs say they’re too busy for social media. I say it’s part of the job” – @AmFamJack

“Being on Twitter is a CEO’s job” – @MarkFlannCEO http://bit.ly/294hkQB #SocialCEO

“You can’t ignore Twitter. It has to be part of what you do and who you are” – @MarkFlannCEO http://bit.ly/294hkQB #SocialCEO

“Social channels are an essential part of the new world of work” – @MichelVdBel  http://bit.ly/1XYjo0k #SocialCEO

“CEOs should be on social media now. It’s a great platform to get connected with ALL stakeholders.” – @norton_ceo #SocialCEO

“Social media allows you to contact people globally in an instant” – @norton_ceo http://bit.ly/1qJMH86 #SocialCEO

The bottom line

“77 percent of buyers are more likely to buy from a company whose leaders use social media” http://bit.ly/294GPxM Via @BRANDfog

Listening

“Social media allows you to tune into the digital conversations taking place all around you, 24/7/365.”

Personalized news feed

“Social media gives you your very own #news channel. You choose who to follow, who to listen to, who to ignore.”

Networking

“Social media is uber-networking.”

“Social media is #networking on steroids!”

“Twitter helps me connect with like-minded leaders & learn from them, while enabling dialogue with both clients and Havas’ talent” – @Paul_Framp

“I love the way Twitter creates opportunities to make real connections” – @Hanigsberg #SocialCEO

“Twitter allows me to connect with experts in my field from far and near” – @Hanigsberg #SocialCEO

“Twitter provides me with great insights, perspectives & connections. It helps me continue to grow” – @MichelVdBel #SocialCEO

“Relationships with many individuals, indeed many friendships, have developed through contact initiated on Twitter” – @MarkFlannCEO

“I’ve gone on to have many face-to-face meetings of great value as a result of an introduction via Twitter” – @MarkFlannCEO

“I enjoy Twitter as it connects me to everyone globally and also has great interaction” – @norton_ceo http://bit.ly/1qJMH86 #SocialCEO

“Social media allows you to contact people globally in an instant” – @norton_ceo http://bit.ly/1qJMH86 #SocialCEO

“Social is vital to me to engage with customers, partners & colleagues” – @SKellyCEO #SocialCEO

Communication

“It’s essential for CEOs to be effective communicators. No CEO should ignore social media as a great way to communicate” – @Hanigsberg

Community

“Social media allows you to develop a global community that is only a click away.” #SocialCEO

“Twitter is a fantastic platform to engage directly with patients, families, supporters & influencers” – @MarkFlannCEO #SocialCEO

“The social world is all about relentless giving, but in giving, it seems you also get much in return” – @SteveDunlap #SocialCEO

“I enjoy Twitter as it connects me to everyone globally and also has great interaction” – @norton_ceo http://bit.ly/1qJMH86 #SocialCEO

Market intelligence

“Social media allows you to spot market developments, trends, opportunities & trouble early.”

Personal branding

“Social media is an opportunity to build your personal brand in a way that has never before been possible” #SocialCEO

Corporate branding

“A #SocialCEO plays a powerful role in being the face of their brand on social media. Just look at @JohnLegere.”

“Social media is a superb vehicle for expressing our employer brand to new talent” – @Paul_Framp #SocialCEO

Transparency & Openness

“Social media makes leaders more visible, more transparent, more known, more liked and more trusted” #SocialCEO

“A #SocialCEO is someone who has, metaphorically, moved from the corner office into the lobby.”

“Being a #SocialCEO is the difference between having an open and a closed door.”

“Social is unique by enabling leaders to express their thoughts, perspectives & beliefs openly & authentically” – @Paul_Framp #SocialCEO

“As a #SocialCEO, be real, be yourself, engage in real dialogue with friends and followers – don’t be a broadcaster” – @Hanigsberg

“Being open and transparent on Twitter is scary but very exciting and rewarding!” – @MichelVdBel #SocialCEO

Reputation

“Brands have a better reputation if their leaders are active, open & transparent on social networks.” #SocialCEO

Trust

“A leader bold enough to be on social media, to share their personal opinions and vision, is one who engenders trust.” #SocialCEO

Everyone important is on Twitter

“Virtually every industry expert, journalist, editor, academic & politician is on Twitter. It’s the global brain.”

“Twitter is the global brain.”

Attracting investors

“A #SocialCEO can share the vision, purpose & mission of the organization. People invest in what they understand, what they know.”

Recruitment

“A #SocialCEO sends a powerful message to millennials that the org is modern, forward-thinking, open & has a culture of collaboration.”

“Millennials want to work for orgs where the leadership is transparent, engaged & accessible.” #SocialCEO

“Social media is a superb vehicle for expressing our employer brand to new talent” – @Paul_Framp #SocialCEO

Employee engagement

“If leaders are active on social media, employees will be encouraged to be more social themselves.” #SocialCEO

“Social media makes a CEO accessible and closer to their workforce” – @Paul_Framp #SocialCEO

“Social media is the digital equivalent of walking the shop floor” – @ronandunneo2 #SocialCEO

“For me, social media is about keeping a big international team informed & updated about news & events” – @LeggeRob #SocialCEO

Eureka moments

“Social media lets you see people’s thoughts, ideas, suggestions, insights, frustrations &, if you’re really lucky, their Eureka Moments.”

Jump on board!

“Social media isn’t going away so the sooner you get on board the better or you’re in danger of becoming irrelevant.” #SocialCEO

Fun

“Social media can be fun. People share anecdotes and stories about their lives that can brighten up your day.”

  1. What is a Social Leader?

 Mindset

“#SocialLeadership is about mindset over matter.”

“#SocialLeadership is about changing one’s mindset & embracing the challenges & opportunities afforded by social technologies.”

 Transparency
“Being on social media requires transparency, openness and honesty.” #SocialCEO

“Trust, Transparency & Transformation: Why @MicrosoftUK CEO @MichelVdBel uses Twitter” http://bit.ly/1XYjo0k #SocialCEO

Authenticity

A genuine #SocialCEO writes and posts their own tweets.

A genuine #SocialCEO is a real human being who customers and employees can relate to.

Advice from @Paul_Framp to CEOs trying social for the first time: “Be as human as possible.” http://bit.ly/267AuKe #SocialCEO

Listening

“Curious leaders want to hear what people are saying about their org, their products & their competition.” #SocialCEO

DIY

“Social leaders do it themselves, they don’t have assistants to do it for them.” #SocialCEO

Storytelling

“#Storytelling is a powerful tool that inspires action & makes an emotional connection with customers, employees, champions & influencers.”

“Effective #storytelling is as important as financial acumen, decisive decision-making & innovative thinking.”

Engagement

“Broadcasting isn’t good enough. #SocialLeadership is about engagement & conversation.”

“A #SociaLeader responds to feedback, engages with followers & builds relationships.”

Proactive

“A #SocialLeader engages stakeholders by initiating conversations around topics that interest them.”

Regularity

“A #SocialCEO is active on Twitter regularly – ideally every day.”

Fearlessness

“There’s no point in ‘going social’ if you’re afraid of being taken to task by what you share.” #SocialCEO

“Don’t be afraid to be human on social media. You’re human, your customers are human, your employees are human.” #SocialCEO

They are the brand

“Bold leaders use social media to their advantage by embracing it and by being their brand online.” #SocialCEO

.@JohnLegere, CEO of @TMobile, is the brand’s biggest ambassador – and his millions of Twitter followers love him for it! #SocialCEO