People ask a lot about structural holes. Here is professor Burt’s paper linked below. The concept of structural holes changed everything. It has had an enormous impact on network analysis and business management. A lot of the real work of leadership is about brokering structural holes.
Network analysis is the lens to discover, broker structural holes and optimize leadership ability.
Burt’s structural holes are cited a staggering 6000 times on Google Scholar.
- By Ronald S. Burt, University of Chicago