Making The Case For Open Leadership

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Held on Monday, April 26th, 2010. This Webinar is the first of a four part series that looks at the ideas in the new book, "Open Leadership" (learn more at open-leadership.com) …

Held on Monday, April 26th, 2010. This Webinar is the first of a four part series that looks at the ideas in the new book, "Open Leadership" (learn more at open-leadership.com)

This Webinar covers the following:

- How social technologies are creating the need for new type of leadership.
- What it means to be open.
- How to measure openness.
- Case studies of open leadership

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  • Having the confidence and humility to give up the need to be in control, while inspiring commitment from people to accomplish goals

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  • 1. Making The Case For Open Leadership
    Charlene Li
    Altimeter Group
    April 26, 2010
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  • 2.
  • 3. More people visit Facebook than Yahoo!
  • 4. Create a culture of sharing
  • 5. How work really gets done
    Social technologies enable you to manage flat, distributed organizations
  • 6. It’s not about the technologies
  • 7. 7
    It’s aboutrelationships
  • 8. 8
    Why is social hard?
    Because realrelationships require that you give up control
  • 9. The need for open leadership
    9
    When people get what they need from each other
    “How open do I need to be?
  • 10. Open Leadership
    10
    Having the confidence and humility to give up the need to be in control,
    while inspiring commitment from people to accomplish goals
    How to give up control, and be in command
  • 11. Respect that your customers and employees have power
    Share constantly to build trust.
    Nurture curiosity and humility.
    Hold openness accountable.
    Forgive failure.
    The New Rules
    11
  • 12. 10 elements of openness
    12
  • 13. Explaining strategic decisions
    13
    Open book management
    Managing leaks
  • 14. 14
    Updating with every day stuff
  • 15. Conversing: John Deere on Facebook
    15
  • 16. Open Mic: When people contribute
    16
  • 17. Crowdsourcing new Walkers flavour
    17
  • 18. Open platforms make it easy to partner and share
    18
    Open architecture
    Open data access
  • 19. 19
    Centralized
    Democratic
    Distributed
    Consensus
    Decision making models
  • 20. 170 employees
    100 modules with “module owners”
    One person makes the final decision in each module
    Social technologies make distributed decision making possible
    20
    Manage complex tasks
    Organizing for speed
    65,000 employees
    16 Councils, 50 Boards make strategic decisions
    Joint leadership of each group
  • 21. What Cisco accomplished in 45 days in Fall 2009
    How decision making makes a difference
    21
    Four major acquisitions
    Tandberg (October 1)
    Starnet Networks (October 13)
    ScanSafe (October 27)
    DVN (November 2)
    Quarterly earnings (November 4)
    Held major CIO conference
    Led $5 billion debt offering
    Strategic partnerships with EMC and VMWare
    CEO had 125 client meetings
  • 22. Started in 2001
    Accelerated with use of collaboration technologies
    Increased cross-company priorities
    2 in 2007 to 30 in 2009
    Increase executives involved in councils/boards
    100 in 2007 to 750 in 2009
    It didn’t happen overnight
    22
    John Chambers
    CEO of Cisco
  • 23. Determine how open you need to be with information to meet your goals
    23
    Visit open-leadership.com (after May 1st) to conduct your own openness audit
  • 24. How do you currently make decisions?
    Acquisitions, partnerships
    Product development, branding/positioning
    Budgeting, hiring
    How effective is it?
    How would involving different/more people have an impact?
    How would greater information sharing improve decision making?
    Evaluate your decision making process
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  • 25. What kind of relationship do you want?
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  • 26. What kind of relationship do you want?
    Determine how open you need to be to get that relationship.
    More in the next Webinar on May 7th on creating an open strategy.
    Conduct an openness audit of your information sharing and decision making processes.
    Identify and understand where you have the biggest concerns about giving up control.
    Action Plan
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  • 27. Developing & Measuring Open Leadership Strategies
    Friday, May 7th, 10am PT (bit.ly/openleaderweb2)
    Finding & Supporting Your Open Leaders
    Friday, May 14th, 10am PT (bit.ly/openleaderweb3)
    How Open Leaders Embrace & Recover From Failure
    Friday, May 21st, 10am PT (bit.ly/openleaderweb4)
    Upcoming Open Leadership Webinars
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    Thank you
    Charlene Li
    charlene@altimetergroup.com
    charleneli.com/blog
    Twitter: charleneli
    For slides, send an email to slides@altimetergroup.com
    Visit open-leadership.com