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“I vote in the affirmative, mister President.”

We live in an age of quarter second news cycles. Viral videos drench the internet but evaporate as quickly as they flow. All that remains is a desert of yesterday’s internet stars: an aberrant hodgepodge of auto-tuned chinchillas, sneezing Siamese twins, and aspiring geriatric R & B stars.

So it’s little surprise that, on occasion, a bona fide leader falls through a cavernous online chasm. New York State Senator Mark Grisanti (R-Buffalo) is one such leader. His speech on the same sex marriage bill is required viewing.

A key leadership concept to keep in mind: sometimes principles dwarf everything.

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10 Must-Read Social Media & Leadership Stories From June 1-4

1. Breaking bad news to the boss or a colleague can be hard. Thankfully (and with humor) Nicole De Flanco gives us 5 easy steps to follow.

2. A great (and easy to follow) guide to Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle and how it relates to management.

3. Leaders have to control their ego in order to lead effectively. Here are 10 ‘red flag’ warning signs that narcissism might be looming.

4. Social media recruiting: looking for work and networking on Facebook just got easier with Simply Hired.

5. Great ways cloud computing can help small businesses (cheaply and easily).

6. WikiLeaks fights for transparency. A great example of a visionary leader under pressure.

7. Using social media to bridge the Baby Boomer / Gen Y generation gap.

8. Location can shape the quality of a person’s work. This post explains four reasons location can be a big factor for leaders and teams.

9. Great resource: The Top 50 HR Blogs to Watch.

10. Doing business in China is a challenge. We’d do well to learn form how different corporate leaders deal with the hurdles.

Picture Link: Heisenberg