Help make “Open Leadership” a bestseller

I’m looking forward to finally launching my new book, Open Leadership. The official launch date is Monday, May 24th which is right around the corner. I could never have gotten to this point without the help of many, many people, and especially you, the long-time readers of this blog. So a big thank you!

Now it’s time to celebrate, and to get the word out. First, the celebration part!

I’ll be at the Barnes & Noble flagship store for a public signing on Wednesday, May 26th from 6pm to 7:30pm, 555 Fifth Ave (between 45th & 46th Streets), New York . I hope you can make it, but even if you can’t, please spread the word! (http://bit.ly/cxPqy1)

Second, here’s what you can do to help make Open Leadership a bestseller:

- Read/watch the press and reviews of Open Leadership. I’ve collected press coverage and reviews of the book in handy place.

- Tell your Twitter followers, blog readers, Facebook friends, LinkedIn contacts. Add a review at your favorite online retailer, on GoodReads, or “like” the book on Facebook. If you write a review on a blog, photos and images are available on the reviewer resource page of this site. And be sure to let me know about it so that I can add it to the review page.

- Promote the FREE Introduction to the book. The Introduction to the book is available online and for download on Slideshare.net. It includes a case study of how the American Red Cross was able to become more open and embrace social technologies — and in so doing, activated a distributed fundraising machine using primarily social media. Share, embed, forward the Introduction freely and broadly — it’s a great overview of the book for people who want to get a quick look.

Buy the book — but please buy it starting Monday, May 24th. Bestseller counts are by the week, starting on the Monday of every week. If you’re going to buy the book, then please try to buy it between May 24th and May 30th — every book bought during that week will help drive Open Leadership toward the bestseller lists.

“Finding and Supporting Open Leaders” Webinar slides & recording now available

I conducted the third of four Webinars on the ideas around “Open Leadership” and am making available the slides as well as a video recording. This Webinar examines what it means to be an open leader — the characteristics, mindsets, skills, and behaviors.

Past Webinars

Making the Case for Open Leadership

Developing And Measuring Open Leadership Strategies

Please join me in the last and final Webinar

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?

Registration information at http://bit.ly/openleaderweb4

Finding and Supporting Open Leaders from Altimeter Group on Vimeo.

“Developing and Measuring Open Leadership Strategies” Webinar slides now available

I conducted the second 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 how to create a an open strategy with four goals, and how to measure each of those goals. As I discussed in the first Webinar, leadership — especially in the era of social technologies — is about the relationships that are enabled and transformed. So I also include a discussion about how the long-term relationship, as measured by customer lifetime value, needs to be recalculated.

Note: I was not able to record this Webinar but hope to do so in the near future.

Past Webinars

Making the Case for Open Leadership

Finding and Supporting Your 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?

“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]