Recommendations from the book cover
These recommendations appear on the back cover and inside the book.
No one is better equipped to help today’s leaders transform their organizations with emerging technologies. Open Leadership is required reading for everyone in corporate America today.
-Marshall Goldsmith, author of What Got You Here Won’t Get You There and MoJo
Open Leadership is a bold book with an even bolder agenda, dealing directly with the tensions between openness and order. Charlene Li skillfully describes the strategies and tactics that will enable leaders to thrive in this new culture. The book is a masterwork and it belongs on every manager’s desktop and in every business school classroom. You need to know how to thrive in a world where openness is the new normal, and this is the book that will tells you how.
-Jim Kouzes, Coauthor of The Leadership Challenge and The Leader’s Legacy
Charlene makes it clear: Open up or die. No matter where you are on the open curve, Charlene’s book will transform your thinking and ignite change.
-Guy Kawasaki, Co-founder, Alltop
Charlene Li is absolutely at the top of her game. She’s an expert in social technology- – an absolute essential in driving your company forward today. But what’s more, she clearly lays out what’s required to lead. Throw out the old rulebook, and put Open Leadership into play.
-Keith Ferrazzi, author of Who’s Got Your Back and Never Eat Alone
The struggle in balancing openness and control is a universal human problem. While most leaders agree that greater transparency and authenticity can lead to significant benefits, many remain paralyzed by the risks involved in opening up the lines of communication with their stakeholders. Charlene shows that tapping into the power of social technologies isn’t about mastering the latest shiny technologies, but having a clear idea of the relationships you want to form with your stakeholders. A must read for those eager to embrace ‘the new openness’.
-Roger Martin, Dean, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto; Author, The Design of Business
Yet again Charlene Li is pioneering how companies must transform themselves to be successful in a global economy in a digital world. Her insights will inspire executives to rethink old approaches and adopt new ways of thinking and operating: Open Leadership is about how companies can leverage multiple networks of customers, researchers, developers, manufacturers, and other partners etc. to drive innovation, achieve efficiencies and grow.
-Larry Weber, Chairman, W2 Group, Inc, author Sticks & Stones
If you are in a quandary about how to use social media and social technologies, Open Leadership is a book for you. It provides a roadmap for corporate leaders grappling with how to use social media in a thoughtful, disciplined way.
-Renée Mauborgne, co-author, Blue Ocean Strategy
If there’s one truism that you can bank on it’s this: the most important currency of the 21st century is trust. However, trust requires openness. The more you share and the more you listen, the more you will be trusted. However, becoming an open business is truly challenging. For most businesses, it’s a cultural shift much more than a technological one. In this great work, Charlene Li details through rich stories just how some institutions are opening up and, in the process, earning the trust of millions.
-Steve Rubel, SVP/Director of Insights for Edelman Digital