“Making The Case For Open Leadership” Webinar slides & recording now available

I conducted the first of four Webinars on the ideas around “Open Leadership” and am making available the slides as well as a video recording. This Webinar laid out the reasons why open leadership is inevitable and required because of the adoption of social technologies. I also define the 10 elements of openness and provide some information on how you can conduct an “openness audit”.

Upcoming Open Leadership Webinars:

Developing And Measuring Open Leadership Strategies
Friday, May 7th, 10am PDT
– What are the elements of an open strategy?
– How do you measure openness?
– What metrics should organizations use to measure the value of openness?

Finding and Supporting Your Open Leaders
Friday, May 14, 2010 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PDT
– What are the characteristics of open leaders?
– How do you identify open leaders?
– What can and should organizations do to support open leadership?
– What are some examples of open leaders?

How Open Leaders Embrace & Recover From Failure
Friday, May 21, 2010 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PDT
– How do open leaders structure and manage openness with policies?
– Why is embracing failure so important to open leadership?
– How do open leaders deal with failure?

Above: Download the slides from slideshare and use as you see fit.

Making The Case For Open Leadership from Altimeter Group on Vimeo.
Above: Listen to the recording, including the presentation and attendees Q&A

[Originally posted at altimetergroup.com]

Review copies of “Open Leadership” available

The hardcover version of “Open Leadership” is due to be in stores the end of May but I have 400 galleys of the book available for bloggers and Twitter-ers to review as long as you meet some basic criteria (see below)

The galleys are preliminary, bound manuscripts and as such, contain some typos and errors (which we hopefully all found and corrected). While not perfect, the content is basically the same as the final product so acts as a good basis for a review.

I’ll be happy to send you a galley of the book if you can show any one of the following:

  • Write a blog about business leadership, strategy, marketing, social media with demonstrated audience engagement (e.g. comments)
  • Have a Twitter account with at least 1,000 followers and comment primarily about the above issues.
  • Can make a case why you should get a galley.

Update: Because of the dwindling supply, I have to limit distribution to US-based reviewers. Apologies to the many international requesters!

Submit your request for a galley at http://bit.ly/OLgalleyrequest and if you have any questions, please email me at charlene (at) altimetergroup (dot) com.

[Originally posted at altimetergroup.com]

Announcing “Open Leadership” Webinar series

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I’m pleased to announce a four-part series featuring the ideas and content from my new book, “Open Leadership” which will be available in late May. Below are descriptions as well as registration information for each of these Webinars. These Webinars are free and I’ll also be posting recordings and the slides from them online after each Webinar in case you can’t attend them.

More information about the “Open Leadership” book is available at open-leadership.com.

Description: “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 four-part Webinar series is centered on the ideas in the new book, “Open Leadership: How Social Technology Can Transform The Way You Lead” by Charlene Li, the best-selling co-author of “Groundswell”.

Making the Case For Open Leadership

Monday, April 26, 2010 10:00 – 11:00 AM PDT

Update: Slides and recording for the first webinar are available at http://bit.ly/aj3Hfc.

- How social technologies are creating the need for new type of leadership.
– What it means to be open.
– How to measure openness.
– Case studies of open leadership

Register at http://bit.ly/openleaderweb1

Developing And Measuring Open Leadership Strategies

Friday, May 7, 2010 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PDT

Update: Slides and recording for this webinar are available at http://bit.ly/a8qIxm.

- What are the elements of an open strategy?
– How do you measure openness?
– What metrics should organizations use to measure the value of openness?

Register at http://bit.ly/openleaderweb2

Finding and Supporting Your Open Leaders

Friday, May 14, 2010 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PDT

Update: Slides and recording for this webinar are available at http://bit.ly/c6JtNJ.

- What are the characteristics of open leaders?
- How do you identify open leaders?
- What can and should organizations do to support open leadership?
- What are some examples of open leaders?

Register at http://bit.ly/openleaderweb3

How Open Leaders Embrace & Recover From Failure

Friday, May 21, 2010 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PDT

- How do open leaders structure and manage openness with policies?
– Why is embracing failure so important to open leadership?
– How do open leaders deal with failure?

Register at http://bit.ly/openleaderweb4

[Originally posted at altimetergroup.com]