Leadershift

Leadershift

Reinventing Leadership for the Age of Mass Collaboration

Book - 2009
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"Leadershift" is about adapting and changing traditional models of leadership in response to the influence of mass collaboration, a form of collective action which occurs when large numbers of people work independently on a single project. Mass collaboration requires a form of leadership that is prepared to let go of the experience, expertise and control it holds precious. Emmanuel Gobillot describes how to adapt traditional leadership roles, and presents the tools necessary to succeed in this new age.

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Gobillot is a consultant on leadership and organizational effective issues, and he has written this guide for corporate managers and executives to prepare them for leadership trends in the future that are not necessarily based on experience, expertise, effort and power. The author introduces a new business environment based upon mass collaboration and offers practical advice for adapting to these conditions by simplifying the organization to secure engagement, ensuring alignment within the organization, creating accountability and obtaining commitments from all team members. This volume also discusses the use of virtual worlds, social networking and online communities to achieve these organizational transformations. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Leadershift is about adapting and changing traditional models of leadership in response to the influence of mass collaboration, a form of collective action involving large numbers of people working independently on a single project – Wikipedia, for example. As traditional models of collaboration are radically altered, those in leadership roles need to understand their place in this new hierarchy and how to respond. Mass collaboration requires a form of leadership that is prepared to let go of the experience, expertise and control it holds precious and be able to see mass participation as an opportunity rather than a threat.

Emmanuel Gobillot describes how to adapt traditional leadership roles, and presents the tools necessary to succeed in this new age. His model allows leaders to successfully engage with these communities, recognize and develop talent, and win customer loyalty.

Each chapter concludes with a “30 second recap” that summarizes key ideas.


Leadershift is about adapting and changing traditional models of leadership in response to the influence of mass collaboration, a form of collective action which occurs when large numbers of people work independently on a single project. Mass collaboration requires a form of leadership that is prepared to let go of the experience, expertise and control it holds precious. Emmanuel Gobillot describes how to adapt traditional leadership roles, and presents the tools necessary to succeed in this new age.



Publisher: London, Eng. ; Philadelphia, PA : Kogan Page, 2009
ISBN: 9780749455316
Characteristics: xi, 189 p. : ill. ; 25 cm

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