Admittedly, I’m the cynic of our team. After last year’s stellar lineup for Buzz2009, an event we hosted in Washington DC last summer for trade association executives eager to learn about incorporating social media into their communications and membership activities, I was convinced that we had peaked and had no chance to match our inaugural effort. As usual, the team proved me wrong—and we’re kicking off our three-part breakfast series with none other than Charlene Li.
If you don’t already know, Charlene Li is the best-selling author of Groundswell (which has become the social media case-study bible for many, including myself) and the upcoming Open Leadership: How Social Technology Can Transform How You Lead. Among her honors, Fast Company named her one of the 12 Most Creative Minds of 2008 and Most Influential Women in Technology in 2009.
While I’ve got a thousand questions I’d selfishly like to ask Charlene, the team insisted that we give the opportunity to our readers and those who will be fortunate enough to attend the upcoming event.
So with that, we’re opening up the floor to you all. In the comments below, give us your best questions on the future of social media and leadership—and we’ll select five questions from the lot. We’ll publish those five questions along with Charlene’s answers on this blog.
As if getting your questions answered by one of the leading voices in social media isn’t enough, we’ll sweeten the deal by giving away copies of Charlene’s latest book, Open Leadership, to those whose questions are selected.
So have it—I’ll save my own questions for Buzz2010.