Open Source Leadership

Leslie Gadman, Cary L. Cooper

Publisher: Palgrave, 2009, 182 pages

ISBN: 978-0-230-20191-0

Keywords: Leadership

Last modified: Dec. 14, 2010, 8:19 a.m.

The authors offer a new approach to leadership practice that is more appropriate for teh challenges of today's digitally networked economy. As more information and data become available in an open access format, we see the benefits that shared knowledge can bring to businesses and corporations. This book explore what leaders need to do to adapt and succeed in an open source world.

  • Chapter 1: New Game, New Rules
  • Chapter 2: Open Source Leadership
  • Chapter 3: The Universe's Rules
  • Chapter 4: The Rule of Attention
  • Chapter 5: The Rule of Awareness
  • Chapter 6: The Rule of Intention
  • Chapter 7: The Rule of Structure
  • Chapter 8: Conclusions


Open Source Leadership

Reviewed by Roland Buresund

Outstanding ********* (9 out of 10)

Last modified: Dec. 14, 2010, 8:20 a.m.

This is not really a book about open source, but a generic book about leadership, that touches on open source.

With that said, I must confess that it is one of the best books on leadership I have read, bar none! It explains and discusses leaderships basic (and not so basic) questions and manages to do this in a low key, yet effective manner while managing to avoid writing some pseudo-solution in your face. This is how books should be written!

Highly recommended, if not even mandatory reading for any manager or aspiring manager.


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