Motivating people is a core part of any leader’s job. And social media turns out to be a great way to do it. CEOs who use social media are 89% stronger than non-social media CEOs at empowering employees and 71% of people say knowing the obstacles the CEO overcame to become successful is important to building trust.
Not everyone is willing to “go there” and be vulnerable on a public platform, but these 5 leaders have mastered the art of motivating and inspiring on social media by sharing insights into their own lives and challenges. They recognize the impact they can have through a simple post. For those of us who need a little encouragement or a little push, these posts might be just what we need.
Arlene Dickinson, CEO of Venture Communications
Who else loves seeing Arlene’s tweets pop up on a Monday morning? Her posts are the perfect cure to the Monday blues and there’s something calming and soothing about their simplicity. A reminder to be kind to yourself and to others is the perfect way to start the day!
Feeling overwhelmed? Here’s a reminder from Arianna to take a moment to step out of the storm and into the calm. Arianna’s social is dedicated to advocating for health and wellness and we especially love her emphasis on leading a more productive and happy life by starting small.
Daymond John, Investor & CEO of FUBU
Daymond is a perfect example of someone who isn’t shy about sharing personal hardships.
He’s openly discussed his struggles with dyslexia and how he overcame it to become the successful business leader he is today. His social media is filled with advice to aspiring entrepreneurs, reminding them that it’s the obstacles you face that shape you into the person that you are.
No one likes to look stupid or be “wrong” but Sara wants you to embrace mistakes. She shares her perspective on using mistakes to build connections. Everyone makes mistakes but that’s where all the best stories are, and when you share your stories, genuine connections emerge.
You would think that running a business means you have little to no time for yourself but Blake proves that’s not the case. His social media is dedicated to documenting his journey of achieving personal growth. Whether it’s moments of epiphany, hardships or little things that spark joy, he’s willing to share his learnings along the way!
If you’re in need of some motivation, these business leaders are willing to share their treasure trove of knowledge and experience. They understand how powerful social media can be and they don’t hesitate to use it to connect with their audience.
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