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Books

Charlene has published five books, including the New York Times bestseller, "Open Leadership.
Her latest book "The Engaged Leader", will be available March 18th.

The Engaged Leader

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To be a true digital leader requires a metamorphosis: you must connect directly by listening, sharing, and engaging using digital technologies. This metamorphosis is not easy, comfortable, or painless—if your palms aren’t sweaty or your stomach isn’t churning, then you probably aren’t really practicing digital leadership.
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Open Leadership

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“Be Open, Be Transparent, Be Authentic” are the current leadership mantras - but companies often push back. Open Leadership offers the next step resource that shows leaders how to tap into the power of the social technology revolution and use social media to be “open” while maintaining control.

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Groundswell

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Corporate executives struggle to harness the power of social technologies. How do you integrate these activities into your broader marketing efforts? It's an unstoppable groundswell that affects every industry -- yet it's still utterly foreign to most companies running things now.

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Speaking

Charlene is a sought after speaker, comfortable in front of thousands as well as in the executive boardroom. . Each engagement is customized to each audience to maximize learning. Speaking topics include the following:

Leadership in the Digital Era

Inspire and educate leaders on how they can harness digital power and influence. Overcome concerns about time, legality, and privacy to activate engaged leaders.

Social Business Strategy

Understand how social business creates concrete business value -- and begin to align the organization around a strategic roadmap for social success.

Digital Disruption & Transformation

What digital trends must organizations embrace -- and which can they safely ignore? Keep your company at the edge of innovation -- with going over it the cliff.

Employee Engagement

Only 13% of employees are engaged at work. Learn how digital technologies can shift the tide by scaling engagement throughout the organization.

Recent Posts

Announcing My New Book "The Engaged Leader"

Announcing My New Book "The Engaged Leader"

My work with CEOs and other leaders has proven time after time that the wisdom and experience a great leader brings to the table are the keys to making his or her digital transformation stick. Any one of the tens or hundreds of digital natives wi[...]
Creating a Culture of Content -- Empowering Your Employees

Creating a Culture of Content -- Empowering Your Employees

Content marketing is hot, but it is not solely created by, inspired by, or used by marketing. Rather, content needs exist throughout multiple facets of an organization - think sales, customer services, thought leadership, recruiting, etc. The result:[...]
How Good Is Your Social Business Governance?

How Good Is Your Social Business Governance?

In our research and client work at Altimeter, one of the most misunderstood issues we see is social business governance. I’ve seen it defined as everything from social media policies and risk management to organizational structures. My colleague Ed T[...]
Lessons from the Fall of the Berlin Wall

Lessons from the Fall of the Berlin Wall

25 years ago, I was living in Amsterdam watching the events unfold in Berlin, as the Wall Fell. I saw history in the making on the TV and wanted to be there to witness it. I bought a ticket and took the night train to Berlin, arriving early Saturday [...]
Fun Foray: Electric Vehicle Test Drive

Fun Foray: Electric Vehicle Test Drive

Occasionally, I'll depart from my usual writing about business and technology and post about something more personal, which I call a Fun Foray.  I recently had the opportunity to test drive an electric vehicle (EV) over the weekend -- a Chevy Spar[...]

Clients

Charlene Client List Clients currently include 9 of the Dow Jones 30 and 16 of the Fortune 100.