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Friday, February 25, 2011

Open Leadership: Post #8 - Orchestrating

Open Leadership: Redefining Relationships: What an open leader looks like: The author provides an interesting (and I think useful) paradigm to explain open leaders. On p. 175 she develops a graph that differentiates optimism and pessimism as well as collaboration and independence. Essentially the quadrants break down into Realist Optimist, Cautious Tester, Worried Skeptic, and Transparent Evangelist. Read this section carefully and see if it’s not also a good way to see leaders in general. Finally, to understand your own mindset, take the test (I doubt that it’s statistically validated, but it is interesting and informative) on p. 180 (Figure 7, Open Leadership Assessment).

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