If you’re reading Open Leadership and are craving more, check out the additional resources. These critical resources can help you start your transformation to open leadership.
The New Rules of Open Leadership & Open Leadership Challenges. A recap of the five “New Rules of Open Leadership” from Chapter 1 as well as eight questions about the challenges that social technologies create for leadership.
Openness Audit. As described in Chapter 2, one of the most important steps to take toward open leadership is doing an audit of how open you are. The “Ten Elements of Openness” provides a starting point to understand how open you are in your information sharing and decision making. Assess the openness of your organization and use it as a starting point for your open strategy. Are you as open as you need to be to achieve your goals? Includes a brief explanation of the Ten Elements of Openness, graphics for your internal use, and a PDF of the assessment tool that you can use throughout your organization.
Engagement Pyramid. In Chapter 3 of “Open Leadership”, I discuss how people—both customers and employees—are engaging with your company, brand, product, or even in a broad topic. To help illustrate this, I use the Engagement Pyramid, which is made up of five levels, with each level representing a higher degree of engagement.
Benefits and Lifetime Value Calculator. Chapter 4 examines how each of the different open-driven objectives create value for the organization. These spreadsheets contain the data used in the examples, including a 15 year spreadsheet that calculates a new customer lifetime value that reflects the value of being open.
Social Media Policy Directory. As detailed in Chapter 5, companies need to put in place the policies, processes, and procedures that will help you manage openness. Put another way, you have to have a plan on how you will in effect, control openness. We used to maintain our own Excel spreadsheet for these policies, but we now link to the much more thorough online directory by the excellent SocialMediaGovernance.com.
Checklist For Social Media Readiness. Move your open strategy to operations using this detailed plan covering seven major areas. The downloadable checklist includes descriptions and details on how to get started with your Open strategy.
Open Leadership Self Assessment. This assessment tool looks at two key mindsets of open leadership. The first is how optimistic or pessimistic you are about what happens when people get power. The second is how you approach problems – in an individualistic or collaborative way. Get started with the first part of the assessment.
Open Leadership Skills Assessment. Score yourself on the key skills and behaviors required for open leadership. And then compare your results against others to create a starting point for your personal development as an open leader.