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Every leader is interested in action. Examples of action in open, distributed, social networking environment are writing a Wikipedia entry, providing a bug fix in an open source software project, donating money, sharing an idea, or changing a thought pattern. But before you call for action, you first need to grab the attention of an individual.
Attention is prerequisite of action, and winning attention is a key leadership skill, especially in the crowded Internet space. In the coming posts, I’ll try to provide more insights into the following two questions:
- How do I get attention from people who are likely to contribute to my project?
- How do I retain attention from those people?