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Open Source Leadership

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Open Source Leadership

Reinventing Management When There's No More Business as Usual

By Rajeev Peshawaria

McGraw-Hill Education, Hardcover, 9781260108361, 320pp.

Publication Date: October 27, 2017

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Description
A revolutionary leadership model for a radically altered business world
Our planet has been Googled, Facebooked, and Ubered into a new age of transparency, connectivity, and employee empowerment. In other words, we're all living and working in an open sourced world. So it naturally follows that in order to succeed, we must think and lead in an open sourced way.
Business strategist Rajeev Peshawaria asks the most pressing questions facing business leaders in this brave new world--and debunks the five most ubiquitous perceptions about how to drive profits, growth, and innovation in the 21st Century:
Perception "Leading from behind" is the best approach in business todayReality Top-down leadership actually delivers the best results
Perception Leadership is all about specific competencies and best practice replicationReality Leadership Energy - the power to keep going despite stiff resistance - is at the core of powerful leadership
Perception Workers perform best under close management Reality Minimum supervision maximizes motivation and productivity
Perception Employee-engagement survey reveal areas in need of improvement Reality These surveys reveal little or no truth about engagement levels
Perception Innovators should be groomed for promotionReality Organizational innovation comes from crowd-sourcing
"Only those who adopt a mindset of changing faster than change itself will survive," Peshawaria writes. Open Source Leadership walks you step by step through the process of revamping how you lead, providing the "next practices" that will launch your company to industry dominance.
More now than ever, managers need to ask themselves, What have I been doing? And why have I been doing it that way? Open Source Leadership helps you answer those questions--and develop a powerful leadership approach guaranteed to deliver results.



About the Author
Rajeev Peshawaria, CEO of the Iclif Leadership & Governance Center, is a business strategy consultant who works with companies ranging from Mitsubishi to Johnson & Johnson to MetLife. 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. www.rajeevpeshawaria.com
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