Summary of Leadershift

Reinventing Leadership for the Age of Mass Collaboration

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Leadershift book summary
Today’s leaders aren’t the people on the top of the hierarchy; they’re the people who contribute most to the community.

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Emmanuel Gobillot, a senior leadership consultant, is an author for thoughtful readers. His books are smart, subtle and nuanced. He insists that you look at established truths in new ways. In some cases, Gobillot demolishes old verities and substitutes new realities, as you will see in his examination of leadership. He shows why the old leadership paradigm, based on “experience, expertise and control,” is defunct. According to Gobillot, modern leaders must change their mindsets if they wish to stay relevant. getAbstract recommends his provocative book to executives and managers who want their organizations to succeed in the new collaborative work environment.

In this summary, you will learn

  • What “leadershift” means
  • Why leadershift should replace traditional leadership
  • How to put leadershift to work to improve your organization and make you a more relevant leader
 

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Leaders Are Changing
During the past few decades, the business world has become increasingly collaborative. Professionals working together with no formal leadership develop open-source software that anyone can download for free. Using wikis, large numbers of people jointly create Web site...
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About the Author

Emmanuel Gobillot is a leadership consultant, author and speaker. As the former director of leadership services at the Hay Group, Gobillot consulted with some of the world’s leading CEOs and executive teams regarding leadership, collaboration and innovation issues.


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