FIR Book Review: Open Leadership by Charlene Li

openleadership Open Leadership: How Social Technology Can Transform the Way You Lead is the new book by Charlene Li, founder of Altimeter Group and co-author of Groundswell.

FIR co-host Shel Holtz and TWI Surveys president Ryan Williams set out to produce a short review of Charlene’s book, but the conversation turned into a longer discussion of leadership. Given that Ryan earned his master’s degree in leadership, the review explores various leadership theories and how Charlene has applied them in the book.

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Open Leadership, by Charlene Li
Publisher: Jossey-Bass (a Wiley imprint)
Hardcover: 311 pages
Published May 2010
ISBN-13: 978-0470597262

Purchase at Amazon US, Amazon Canada, or Amazon UK.

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(Cross-posted from For Immediate Release, Shel’s and my podcast blog.)

Neville Hobson

Social Strategist, Communicator, Writer, and Podcaster with a curiosity for tech and how people use it. Believer in an Internet for everyone. Early adopter (and leaver) and experimenter with social media. Occasional test pilot of shiny new objects. Avid tea drinker.

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