Sub title: The Future of Organizations
Author: Sangeeth Varghese
"An evolutionary change in the world of leadership has arrived. In this era of increasing complexities, leadership is evolving faster than ever before. More forward-looking organizations are moving away from the traditional closed forms towards an Open Source Leader model, where people are nurtured across layers by opening unto them the power and authority associated with leadership. If organizations and leaders do not keep up with this evolution, they will be left in the lurch. But if they manage to keep pace, they will live another day, to tell the tale of their success. Open Source Leader tells the story of such organizations that have managed to evolve ahead of their contemporaries. Sangeeth Varghese has woven together eight defining attributes that are most commonly observed in such organizations, helping them survive and thrive during the most challenging of times. In this book, entities as diverse as the Indian national cricket team, Wikipedia, BCG Consulting and the Art of Living reveal their most closely held secrets of success. It draws together the wisdom gleaned from some of the greatest thought-leaders across the world, as well as from multiple disciplines. Open Source Leader will keep you ahead of the evolutionary curve, irrespective of whether you are leading a Fortune 500 corporation, a start-up or a government institution. It will help you understand the future of leadership. Most importantly, it will help you keep your mind as well as your organization fertile enough to nurture leaders across layers. Those who embrace Open Source leadership are not only the winners of today, but the survivors of tomorrow."