Open Leadership: How Social Technology Can Transform the Way You Lead
An essential guide for leaders who want to use social media to be "open" while maintaining control
"Be Open, Be Transparent, Be Authentic" are the current leadership mantras-but companies often push back. Business is premised on the concept of control and yet the new world order demands openness-leaders do not know how to be open and be in control. This must-have resource will help the modern leader understand how to lead in the new open world-where blogging, twittering, facebooking, and digging are becoming the norm. the author lays out the steps that leaders must take to transform their organizations and themselves into being "open" -and exactly what that will mean.
In easy-to-understand language, this book will help leaders orient themselves to social networking and other technological advances.
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Very rich and well known examples and case studies from an array of organizations have been included and widely quoted within the book – Best Buy, Cisco, Google, Kodak, Microsoft, The State Bank Of India, United Airlines, U.S.Department Of State, etc I like the book’s structure and presentation for three reasons :
A.Its about strategy but highly actionable Refreshingly, most chapters come with actionable lists.
B. The examples are of Large corporate behemoths – the Fortune 500 types and this shows the power, reach and results of openness as we can all see. (Charlene must be complemented for this – by relating to examples that all can find out with some efforts and research adds to the credibility) and the need to embrace failure where needed and learn from those.
C. The very easy to read style and the fact the actionable frameworks can be applied to business of all sizes, shape and color.
Needless to say, this is a good read for leaders planning to effectively embrace openness and leverage social technologies inside their organizations.
Full review here : http://123suds.blogspot.com/2010/05/charlene-lis-book-open-leadership.html
How Social Technology Can Transform the Way You Lead PART II CRAFTING YOUR OPEN STRATEGY
How Social Technology Can Transform the Way You Lead PART III OPEN LEADERSHIP REDEFINING RELATIONSHIPS
How Social Technology Can Transform the Way You Lead ENDNOTES
How Social Technology Can Transform the Way You Lead ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
How Social Technology Can Transform the Way You Lead THE AUTHOR