re: Social Leaders Get Teams Past The Velvet Rope
I like the metaphor of the velvet rope. I think that one of the most disruptive elements of social networks in the business environment is the way they can flatten the organizational hierarchy. Now, your idea can be heard by anyone, and, if it's good, it doesn't matter if you went through your manager or not. If it's bad, well, I'm sure people will comment and tell you so--that's the other side of the coin. But the point is that social business tools can not only help identify expertise in the company, but also suss out insight that might never have seen the light of day.
Contributing Editor, The BrainYard