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First Ranking Of Top 30 CEOs On Social Media

First Ranking Of Top 30 CEOs On Social Media | Change Leadership Watch |

This is the first global ranking of CEOs on social media - the pioneers and early adopters. Their impact is prompting other CEOs to rethink their position on social media.

The link includes a handy chart of the top social media savvy leaders including:

Rank, Twitter Username, Followers, LinkedIn Influencer followers, Klout Score, Number of Tweets and "Our Take (CEO of Xinfu, Host of BBC World of


Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

Included on the list:  

  • Rupert Murdock,  (media mogul)
  • Elon Musk (Tesla Motors CEO, also profiled in another of my ScoopIts regarding innovation & change) 
  • JeffImmelt, CEO of GE
  • Jack Welch (now at Jack Welch Management Institute), Angela Ahrendts, CEO of Burberry and 
  • Mark Bertolini, CEO of Aetna

 ~  Deb

John Michel's curator insight, July 20, 2013 4:59 PM

It will be interesting to see how this picture changes over the next year. While Richard Branson is currently the undisputed CEO social champion nothing lasts forever on social media. He has a loyal following but even he sees wildly varying engagement levels depending on the quality of what he posts.

Manish Puranik's curator insight, July 21, 2013 1:20 AM

Our goal was to combine the best of both approaches, taking into account both quantitative and qualitative measures to determine the top 30 CEOs on social media.

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When Change Agents Go Undercover | Change Thinking

When Change Agents Go Undercover | Change Thinking | Change Leadership Watch |

Part of a series, Daryl's latest post features tough conversations with clients, and the dynamics in play as this happens.   In this post, Daryl covers covert actions by change consultants, the circumstances where it is in the client’s best interest to be less than fully candid about what’s behind our actions - the ethical ploy.


An ethical ploy is at work when a practitioner grants a client’s request to do something but fulfills the obligation in such a way that the client not only gets what was promised (the ethical part) but also has an opportunity to gain a great deal more than was requested (the ploy).


“While all deception requires secrecy, all secrecy is not meant to deceive.” —Sissela Bok

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Myths & Reality of Control & Corporations, Innovation, Agile & Change Leaders 2012- Forbes

Myths & Reality of Control & Corporations, Innovation, Agile & Change Leaders 2012- Forbes | Change Leadership Watch |

The gem in this Forbes post focusing on reconciling disciplined execution with innovation is that it concludes with how much it IS about control when collaborative group methods, Agile included, are used.



The solutions that the experts have offered to the problem of reconciling disciplined execution with innovation have all tended to be various ways of increasing or modifying control over an increasing number of ideas:


What’s annoying about Agile to control-minded management practitioners and theorists is that it recognizes that the problem lies in control itself.

...[It IS about] giving greater freedom to those people doing the work to exercise their talents and creativity, but doing so within short cycles so that those doing the work can themselves see whether they are making progress or not.

...Agile thrives on transparency.


...control thrives on non-transparency.

...introducing (real) Agile means exposing all of the non-transparent tricks that hierarchical managers play on their subordinates to maintain power. Is it any wonder that Agile isn’t naturally popular with the command-and-control gang?

Photo credit: Agile Boston event, by IT Event Photography Boston

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