Jeff Weiner

Here’s the current LinkedIn CEO. He’s an influencer and has some insightful words on how to get the most out of your career.

Jeff Weiner is the CEO of LinkedIn – a position he has held for 7 years now. Previously he worked for venture capital firms Accel Partners and Greylock Partners. Before that he worked at Yahoo! and Warner Bros. He has attracted around 3.5 million followers on LinkedIn. So he is definitely among the top LinkedIn influencers.

His posts concentrate on general career advice, qualities of people, talent, and valuable lessons. 35 posts in total at this point. Let’s have a look at some of his most prominent posts:

  • Three Pieces of Career Advice That Changed My Life – Weiner shares what he has deemed the most important influences on his career. The common theme is that they all emphasise the importance of clarity of what you want to achieve and being open to outside advice.
  • A Simple Rule to Eliminate Useless Meetings – A very interesting read, apparently inspired by Jeff Bezos (founder of Amazon). The big disrupting rule is to eliminate presentations altogether in meetings and replace them with “quiet time” to read through the material instead. He also offers 6 additional pieces of advice for conducting efficient meetings.
  • 7 Ways to Manage Email So It Doesn’t Manage You – In this post he has compiled 7 valuable mail practices he lives by to be more efficient. In this area we all have different approaches, but he is still on the money without going into the almost classic theme of scheduling when to do email.
  • Five Keys to Happiness – He shares the best advice has received from his mentor Ray Chambers (former private equity chairman for Wesray Capital Corporation). A brief article with little reflection, but on point: 5 pieces of advice that applies beyond the career.

Jeff Weiner is not overflowing you with information, but sticks to a few carefully selected posts. Surely worth a bit of your time to get inspiration for 2016.

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