People ask a lot about structural holes. Here is professor Burt’s paper linked below. The concept 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 concepts are cited a staggering number of times on Google Scholar.
– By Ronald S. Burt, University of Chicago