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Thursday, February 17, 2011

Open Leadership: Post #3 - Upside

What is “open?” Li defines “Openness” through six elements of information sharing and four elements of decision making. Regarding information sharing, she mentions explaining—how leaders explain their decisions to key stakeholders; updating—how technology is used to keep stakeholders current, rather than spin the company line; conversing—how executives, employees and stakeholders must be free to communicate; open mic—how channels are available and open; crowdsourcing—how there’s a platform to take advantage of the power of the group. Li also mentions decision making based on a centralized, democratic, self managed, and distributed method.

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