This book is sure to have some useful and exciting revelations on emerging technologies including sources and case studies. She is still working on a title for the book, but will make a decision before the week is over because the publishing world’s schedule requires that she submitted a title. She is asking member of the Alimeter group to take a minute and respond either via comments which title(s) you like the best.
The book will discuss how to talk with your customers; listen to your employees. These are long-time, well tested truisms of business. But ask a businessperson to engage with people on Facebook or Twitter, or create a forum where employees can connect, and a look of sheer terror crosses his face. Rather than jump at the opportunity to interact, engage, and dialog with customers and employees, s/he runs in the opposite direction.
This book posits that it is essential that the modern organization and the people who run them feel comfortable working in a world where they are not in control — but are able to command and get things done with the very technologies that caused them to give up that sense of control in the first place. The book will lay out a process of how companies can bring their employees, partners, and customers into the process of running the organization, giving them control – and thriving in the process.
What are the benefits of open leadership and open organizations?
How do you define and measure openness within an organization?
What are the characteristics of open leaders? How can they be measured?·
What tools and technologies are enabling open organizations to thrive?
How can open leaders be identified and developed?
How do open leaders and open organizations deal with risk?
What will the future of leadership and organization look like?
Leadership: How to Give Up Control But Remain in Command
Letting Go: How Leaders Give Up Control But Remain in Command
Why Leaders Who Give Up Control Can Retain Command
Letting Go: Why Leaders Must Give Up Control To Retain Their Authority
Leading Without Controlling: The Case For Open Leadership
Lead Without Limits: Why Leaders Must Give Up Control to Retain Their Authority
How To Give Up Control But Still Be In Command
The Upside Of Giving Up Control
For anyone who is interested in social technology and teaching your organization how to encourage it, I suggest you read Charlene's book when it hits that bookstores.