Open Leadership

Open Leadership

Title:Open Leadership
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780470597262
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:311 pages

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.


Shows how to use social media to become an open organization Offers basic advice for leaders who are adapting to the new era of openness in the marketplace The author Charlene Li is one of the foremost experts on social media and technologies In easy-to-understand language, this book will help leaders orient themselves to social networking and other technological advances.


    Open Leadership Reviews

  • Christy

    I added this as a required reading in a graduate Technology and Society class. In some ways, it was more about the 40-year-old "flat management" theories and models of leadership than the technology, ...

  • Keith Swenson

    It is a good book, valuable in the right situation, but gave it three stars because my own interest is more about the vision behind the technology. I really liked Groundswell which she wrote with Josh...

  • Justina

    While parts of this book were a bit dry and not the most thrilling to read, I liked Li's inclusion of different anecdotes of what companies had done in the past to show transparency. With so many diff...

  • Sarah Sutton

    I recently finished reading Open Leadership by Charlene Li. I "stumbled" upon this book on a reading list for the University of Washington's Masters of Communication in Digital Technology program. I d...

  • J.D. Lasica

    e first thing to understand about Charlene Li’s smart new book “Open Leadership” is that this is not a call to arms for top management to deploy a loosey-goosey, feel-good strategy of giving up ...

  • Juliana Rosati

    Charlene LiIn this follow-up to Charlene Li and Josh Bernoff’s “Groundswell: Winning in a World Transformed by Social Technologies,” Li takes an even broader look at social media’s implicatio...

  • Ismail Elshareef

    How do you lead effectively in a world that is extremely connected and where ideas flow fast and with passion between individuals? How do you manage control in an era where grievances about your busin...

  • Micah

    Open Leadership: How Social Technology Can Transform the Way You Lead is a great look at how technology is changing how transparent leadership needs to be to survive in this day and age. It looks at h...

  • Basemah

    When most of the current CEOs of large established companies were in college or getting their MBAs, social media had not been invented. Heck, in some cases, the Internet had not even been in play. Jus...

  • Sue Cartwright

    Charlene Li is a leading expert in social media and thought-leadership, founder of the Altimeter Group and co-author of best-selling book, Groundswell. In 2006, Charlene was hired to rescue the Americ...