Open Source Leadership: Reinventing Management When There's No More Business as Usual

Open Source Leadership: Reinventing Management When There's No More Business as Usual

by Rajeev Peshawaria

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Overview

*** A Wall Street Journal bestseller ***

From taxi rides, hotel stays, car driving, to communicating and paying, everything we knew as normal has changed beyond recognition. To lead effectively in today's brave new world, you have to question EVERYTHING.

For the first time in human history, knowledge is free and almost every boundary to communication has been lifted. This open source world has permanently altered the business landscape. And you can count on the fact that the pace of change will only accelerate. Yet . . . companies still rely on management tools and practices that were, at best, mildly effective in their heyday.

In Open Source Leadership, Rajeev Peshawaria reveals the vision, insight, and practices he has used to help some of today's largest and most influential organizations meet the open source world head on. It all starts with asking the right questions:
• What’s the most effective leadership style in a world of 24/7 connectivity?
• How has the very concept of leadership changed in the open source era?
• How do you inspire and reward performance in the "gig economy?"
• How do you measure engagement and effectively address the gaps?
• How can you lead innovation—quickly and continuously?

Peshawaria reveals the answers to these questions—and they will surprise you. Based on his company’s groundbreaking research spanning 28 countries, he concludes that traditional industrial age thinking needs a massive upgrade to successfully navigating the brave new world of business. Open Source Leadership rewrites the rules of management, giving you a unique look at the most common misperceptions, illusions, and downright wrong information you’ve been getting about what works and what doesn’t. It provides a new, counterintuitive model for seizing competitive edge in any industry. Among other issues the book argues convincingly that "positive autocracy" must replace democratic leadership; talent and innovation are abundant not scarce; early identification of high-potentials is counter-productive; and setting employees free to do as little as they want will increase productivity.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781260108361
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 10/24/2017
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 1,233,084
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Rajeev Peshawaria,

CEO of the Iclif Leadership and Governance Center, is a business leadership and strategy consultant who works with Fortune 500 companies, government agencies and non-profit organizations globally. He served as Chief Learning Officer at Coca-Cola and Morgan Stanley and held senior positions at American Express, HSBC and Goldman Sachs, where he helped the firm found its leadership academy Pine Street.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Foreword

Introduction

Part 1: Context

Chapter 1: The Open Source Era

Part 2: Open Source Personal Leadership

Chapter 2: The Naked Autocrat Creates Breakthrough Results

Chapter 3: Leadership Energy, Not Competencies

Part 3: Open Source Enterprise Leadership

Chapter 4: Minimum Supervision, Maximum Performance

Chapter 5: No More Engagement Surveys

Chapter 6: Crowdsourced Innovation and Leadership Succession

Final Thoughts

Appendix

References

Index

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