Social networking is extremely important in leadership. Networking can assist in being a leader. Networking can allow for many to met new people and learn about other areas in life that may be beneficial to yours. As a professional, if you network, you can meet a number of different people with different skills. Knowing these individuals can help you when you have a need for something that you are not skilled in. A leader needs to know many people with different types of skills as well as when they need to utilize these other skills. A true leader understands when they need to look outside what they know or have, and seek out others who have the knowledge and skills that they as a leaders are lacking.
Social networking can prove to also be an important part of professional gain. Knowing others in the same field as you can assist in growing as a professional and seeking new professional opportunities. Many people say it not what you know but who you know. I say this is true because if you don't know it, then hopefully you know someone who does!!