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Susan Peters

Susan Peters

Susan Peters is the vice president of executive development and the chief learning officer at GE.

Technology's opportunity for leaders

Question: Through the effective use of online social media, a small group of political amateurs were able to organize and instigate street demonstrations across Egypt that now threaten to topple the Mubarak regime. How does their success change our notions of what leadership in the Internet age is all about?

Leading in the Internet age is challenging--technology advances at a lightening pace, news spreads within seconds and the sphere of stakeholders that leaders must engage constantly expands. The power of online social media and other technologies gives people a voice and a forum for action like never before. But with this challenge comes great opportunity. Today's leaders have the ability to be instantly 'in touch' with the team, the organization and around the world. Leaders that embrace new tools and ways of communicating can connect with, and listen to, those they lead like never before.

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By Susan Peters

 |  February 9, 2011; 10:14 AM ET
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