What does it mean to be a good leader? And, more important, how does one become a good leader? Hundreds of books have been written on this topic, and I'm not about to rewrite the wisdom that has come before me. Rather, in this chapter I'll discuss how one becomes a good open leader, because the new rules of relationships created by the advent of social technologies require that you develop new skills and behaviors that accentuate and support your own individual leadership style. I'll explain what it means to be "authentic" and "transparent," how you can use social technologies personally to be an effective leader, and also how to develop other open leaders using social technologies.

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