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Digital Leader: 5 Simple Keys to Success and Influence Hardcover – December 9, 2011
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From the Back Cover
In today’s digital world, you have greater individual power to become a leader, influence others, and determine your ultimate stamp on life.
In Digital Leader, Erik Qualman, one of today’s most respected social media experts, provides invaluable lessons drawn from a wide variety of sources―from the British Institute of Psychiatry and Forrest Gump to Harvard Business Review and Dr. Suess―to provide digital-leadership best practices.
Practical, profound, and a remarkably enjoyable read, Digital Leader is a 21st century manifesto for leveraging technology to become a better leader and help your employees, family, and friends reach their full potential.
About the Author
Erik Qualman is the author of Socialnomics, an AMA “Book of the Year” finalist. PC Magazine ranked socialnomics.com as a Top 10 Social Media Blog. For the past 18 years Qualman has helped grow the digital capabilities of Cadillac, EarthLink, EF Education, Yahoo, Travelzoo, AT&T, and others. He has keynoted alongside Al Gore, Julie Andrews, Alan Mulally, Tony Hawk, Sarah Palin, and prime ministers. He sits on the Advisory Boards of Manumatix and Bazaarvoice. He lives in Boston and is an MBA Professor at the Hult International School of Business.
More About the Author
Called a Digital Dale Carnegie and The Tony Robbins of Tech, Qualman has put on performances in over 44 countries around his books' content.
His work has been featured on 60 Minutes to the Wall Street Journal and used by the National Guard to NASA. Qualman is a sitting professor at Harvard & MIT's edX labs.
A rescue cheetah in Kenya has recently been named after Qualman's Twitter handle: @equalman.
Top Customer Reviews
Digital Leader does not discuss how you use social media and online tools for success as much as restating prior principles. If you want to know if non-digital leadership practices translate into social media, then this book will assure you that you can translate personal analog success into the online environment.
The book is largely filled with pre-existing advice about time management, email management and reminding you to be professional online. Qualman makes his points largely by related stories taken from others and other publications. For example he quotes Bill Clinton, Ronald Reagan, Ray Kroc and others who were leaders in the analog world but not digitally.
This is not a bad book, but rather given the topic of Digital Leadership I was expecting much more both in terms of what it means to be a leader and what it means to be digital. If you are looking for a book that will help you understand how to engage people and your organization using digital media, then I would suggest Zarrella's Hierarchy of Contagiousness. Zarrella's book provides better actionable advice for those looking to actively participate in social media.Read more ›
I found the book to be an easy read as well and one that still has me thinking about ways I can leverage the digital age to get more of myself and others in my organization.
Another reviewer said that this had good advice for "baby boomers" but was nothing new for the already computer savvy. This may be true, but based on how many public Facebook pages there are with people posting things they clearly don't think are public, maybe there are fewer "computer savvy" people out there than we think. Some of the tips and tricks (like using LIFO for emails, managing your online presence) aren't anything new, but they are definitely things people need to know. The digital-related information comprised only a small part of the book which made me wish it had a different title. When a book is called "Digital Leader," its readers are going to expect digital content.
I still would've rated this more stars if not for the EGREGIOUS editing errors. There were many, many missing commas that made some sentences difficult to read. This was a sentence: "To help sell an original deal to Starbucks's owner Howard Shultz." Yes, that's the whole sentence. And the very worst of all was the paragraph that referred to both "Rosey Grier" and "Rosie Grier." Incredibly distracting. I've never stopped reading a book because of editing mistakes, but I almost got there with this one. Come on--these are basics!
Qualman, I'll read your next book, but only if you get a new editor.
The author's introductory quote reminds us of the stark new reality of the digital age: We will be "stamped" regardless if we own a computer or not. The electronic environment allows us and others to paint positive and negative images that may last into perpetuity. In this excellent book, the author tells us how to navigate the digital waters like a seasoned mariner.
There are five sections with seventeen chapters along with detailed endnotes and index sections. The author's introduction and conclusion were very brief. His writing style is positive, informative, educational and full of well-sourced facts. Professor Qualman makes his varied content interesting and useful to the reader. "Digital Deeds" and "Life Stamps" sections help to reinforce learning points from a chapter or an intriguing subtopic.
One of the most salient features of this book was its practical advice. From how to de-clutter your email inbox, things that recruiters mine online during a job application, how to ask for genuine feedback or adjust your camera for the best Skype experience, the author shows you solutions. The author also included generous examples and success stories from the lives of leaders such as Jeff Bezos, Steve Jobs, Ray Kroc, Nelson Mandela and Howard Schultz, respectively.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a great book for anybody aspiring to be a leader in modern ages. Full a good advices and reminders and many useful pointers.Published 3 months ago by Eric V
Packed with so many good ideas, you'll want to bookmark every page. It's 3 years old, but it's still just as relevant as the day it was written.Published 14 months ago by Robert Knop
Highly recommend. Great information and food for thought in becoming a digital leader/influencer. Another great book borrowed from my friend Adam Naide.Published 15 months ago by Steffan Pedersen
Great book! Lots of good tips, tricks, and strategies for succeeding in the world as we advance technologically. Must read for any college student! Read morePublished 17 months ago by Brynna Hughes
I was assigned to read this book for a class I was taking. Usually I never even open the book but Digital Leader wasn’t like a typical textbook. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Maggie Monaghan
What a great book! I had the honor of being able to use it for one of my communication classes and I have to say, thus far, this is the only required book that I have read front to... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Chika
The book “Digital Leader,” written by Erik Qualman was a life changing book. Not life changing in the sense that I will forever hold it near and dear, but groundbreaking in that it... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Carissa Clayton
Great ideas, especially for those not so young people, who need to manage todays' innovation and consistent changes in interchanges and online networking. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Terrell Dziuk