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Available for Pre-Order Now - Open Source Leadership: ReInventing Management; When there's no more business as usual. By Rajeev Peshawaria, CEO, Iclif Leadership and Governance Center

Open Source Leadership

About the Book

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 our groundbreaking research, we conclude 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.


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Open Source Leadership: A Global Study

The Open Source Leadership is a global study spanning 28 countries and includes the responses of approximately 16,000 senior to mid-level executives. The study is designed to explore the form of leadership required to tackle the daunting challenges and exciting opportunities of today’s transparent, free, and empowered workforce. It also explores the drivers of motivation for superior performance in a highly connected, fast-moving 21st century.

By specific questions, this interactive portal highlights findings from the global study and from countries of your choice.

Click the button below to take the short global survey and get an instant report that outlines your results in comparison to the findings from the global study OR share your thoughts and ideas on how we can live and lead better in the new open source era.

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