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Marshall Goldsmith
The Thinkers 50 #1 Leadership Thinker in the World.
Explore new ideas, embrace the future, and get ready for today’s transformed organizational leadership landscape with Rajeev Peshawaria’s cutting-edge book Open Source Leadership!
Steve Kerr
Former Vice President of Leadership Development at GE; Former Chief Learning Officer and Managing Director at Goldman Sachs; Author of Reward Systems
For a variety of demographic, technological and cultural reasons, ordinary people are more empowered today than ever before. Under such conditions, it follows that the best way to maximise performance is to minimise supervision. In Open Source Leadership, based on a global study spanning 28 countries, Rajeev Peshawaria introduces and provides persuasive arguments on behalf of this and many other counter-intuitive insights. This is a must read for anyone that aspires to be a successful leader in the 21st century.
Daniel H. Pink
Author of DRIVE and TO SELL IS HUMAN
Rajeev Peshawaria’s counterintuitive new book details an “open source” management system geared to today’s unique pressures and opportunities. Unlike so many leadership books, which traffic in platitudes and obvious insights, Peshawaria provokes readers into seeing a big picture most might have missed. Open Source Leadership will help anyone in any organisation trying to surf the tumultuous waves of the 21st century business.
Raghu Krishnamoorthy
Vice President Human Resources, GE Healthcare; Former Chief Learning Officer, GE
A break-through book! Peshawaria has hit the leadership pressure points hard and comes up with a new framework that is provocative and useful at the same time.
David Burkus
Author of UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT
In these ever-changing times, Peshawaria gives a counterintuitive–but convincing–call to recognise the new rules of engagement. He shows you how to balance what we know works with the changes we need to keep up.
Salman Amin
S C Johnson & Son
Peshawaria challenges, provokes, and even makes you uncomfortable. But, that is the whole point. Whether you agree or disagree, he forces us to confront the meaning of trust – without which there is no right to lead – derived through establishing the right values and purpose.
Arnold Dhanesar
Chief Talent Officer, Zurich Insurance Group
Open Source Leadership overturns many conventional truths about leading and managing. From “Emotional Integrity before emotional intelligence,” to the path breaking idea of minimum versus stretch goals, this book will surprise you on every turn. A must read for anyone who wants to understand how to navigate the current times of breakneck speed and total transparency.
Ashley Stephenson
Partner, Egon Zehnder
In Open Source Leadership, Rajeev Peshawaria makes the sound assertion that “leadership today needs to be characterised by the firm resolve to create a better future. Leadership is not a positional title, it is making the choice to continue to struggle and never give up”. He then lays out a compelling view of how the new era is disrupting traditional leadership thinking. Those in leadership roles should take time to contemplate his message.
Ben Casnocha
Former Chief of Staff to the Chairman of LinkedIn; Co-author, with Reid Hoffman, of The Start-up of You: Adapt to the Future, Invest in Yourself, and Transform Your Career and The Alliance: Managing Talent in the Networked Age
In Silicon Valley, there’s a saying that the only way you make money as an entrepreneur and investor is by being “contrarian and right.” This book, by one of the most thoughtful thinkers today on leadership development, is full of ideas that are definitely contrarian, and may just turn out to be right.
Dave Ulrich
Rensis Likert Professor, Ross School of Business; Partner, The RBL Group
“Rajeev is both clairvoyant and pragmatic. He elegantly lays out a technology enabled changing future, then offers provocative and insightful ways for leaders and organisations to respond. The book offers a roadmap into unchartered management territory.”
Professor Charles H. Fine
Chrysler LGO Professor of Management, MIT Sloan School; President and Dean, Asia School of Business
Rajeev Peshawaria is a keen observer of people, organisations and social phenomena. His guided tours through the energised lives and minds of paradoxically humble and respectful autocrats will provide fresh perspectives to every reader and aspiring leader.
Hitendra Wadhwa
Professor, Columbia Business School & Founder, Institute for Personal Leadership
In Open Source Leadership, Rajeev Peshawaria has once again crafted provocative and yet powerful ideas on leadership. His claims on the Naked Autocrat and Leadership Energy will challenge whatever model of leadership you ascribe to at present. As you read this book, your mind might initially argue with Rajeev, but your intuition will tell you that there is something very, very important here that all aspirants to leadership in this digital age need to open up to.
Orlando Ashford
President, Holland America Line Author, Talentism
Rajeev eloquently outlines the blueprint for embracing a fast moving, technology influenced future for Leadership. These concepts will equip executives to proactively embrace the next generation business environment and to future proof your personal leadership legacy.
Eddie Ahmed
Chairman, President & CEO, MassMutual International, MassMutual Financial Group
Open Source Leadership is indeed an eye-opener. Peshawaria has, once again, astutely articulated the changing role of leadership in a world that is continuously connected, highly mobile, and has 24-7 access to knowledge. In this new order, innovation, motivation and the roles of leaders can indeed be counterintuitive and, frankly, contrary to what has been perceived to date. This is a must read book.
Sanjeev Chadha
PepsiCo CEO, Asia Pacific, Middle East & North Africa
At a time when we are seeing a global crisis of leadership, this book provides a powerful pit-stop. Full of courageous new leadership thinking, it will help you ride the tsunami of change in the world around us.
Tom Gardner
Co-Founder, CEO of The Motley Fool
This is such a Foolish book, such a beautiful example of flipping conventional wisdom with fresh thinking. When leaders relentlessly drive values and team members are liberated to perform (without cheap short-term incentives), it’s a wonder to behold. Enjoy it.