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The Open Organization Audiobook

The Open Organization: Igniting Passion and Performance

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Today's leaders know that speed and agility are the keys to any company's success, yet many are frustrated that their organizations can't move fast enough to stay competitive. The typical chain of command is too slow; internal resources are too limited; people are already executing beyond normal expectations. As the pace accelerates, how do you inspire people's energy and creativity? How do you collaborate with customers, vendors, and partners to keep your organization on the cutting edge? What kind of organization matches the speed and complexity that businesses must master - and how do you build that organization?

Jim Whitehurst, CEO of Red Hat, one of the world's most revolutionary companies, shows how open principles of management - based on transparency, participation, and community - reinvent the organization for the fast-paced connected era. Whitehurst gives listeners an insider's look into how an open and innovative organizational model works. He shows how to leverage it to build community, respond quickly to opportunities, harness resources and talent both inside and outside the organization, and inspire, motivate, and empower people at all levels to act with accountability.

The Open Organization is a must-listen for leaders struggling to adapt their management practices to the values of the digital and social age. Brimming with Whitehurst's personal stories and candid advice for leading an open organization as well as instructive examples from employees and managers at Red Hat and companies such as Google, The Body Shop, and Whole Foods, this audiobook provides the blueprint for reinventing your organization.

©2015 Red Hat, Inc. (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

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  • Patrick Mcmorran
    9/10/16
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    "Excellent Narration and Story"

    I really enjoyed the anecdotes throughout and the admittance that nothing was rigidly set in Stone for cultural rules.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Yening
    5/10/16
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    "Nice narrator full of emotions"

    Such a pleasure to listen to such a nice book well narrated. Some of the keywords are impressive such as meritocracy, CSR. Nice appendix!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • M. wells
    Las Vegas, NV
    29/07/16
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    "A good book with some good info"
    If you could sum up The Open Organization in three words, what would they be?

    This book has some excellent ideas and are presented well; it gave me some good idea's.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Kera Hafshejani
    23/04/16
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    "Great Narrator!"

    The book had amazing insight into what really motivates employees and in a sense people in general. I wish more organizations were run like this! In addition, the narrator did an excellent job portraying the books emotion and professionalism.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • DocOnDev
    18/04/16
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    "Lost interest, pushed through"

    An account of Redhat's CEO learning to become less of a command and control leader. A decent book, but nothing new for me, nor particularly compelling in the tell of the story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Timothy Kamer
    23/03/16
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    "Clear, Concise, and great examples"

    All around good read. Jim does a great job explaining concepts and addressing preconceived notions around unorthodox management models. The examples provided a diverse perspective surrounding industry variations, which proved value.

    Recommend to anyone looking to shift management techniques.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Raul Reyes
    5/03/16
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    "El poder de la comunidad"

    Soy ingeniero en sistemas, sin embargo, mi rol ahora está relacionado al liderazgo y hacia la innovación mediante la introducción de nuevas tecnologías.

    Recomiendo a los líderes de cualquier empresa en cualquier sector a leer este libro. Brinda reflexiones sobre el rol del liderazgo en la creación de contexto, de una visión conjunta, en las organizaciones.

    Previo a leer este libro, tuve la oportunidad de formar parte de una empresa certificada como «gran lugar para trabajar» o del inglés «Great place to work», el autor toma muchos ejemplos de este paradigma organizacional y lo aterriza en el código abierto, recomiendo ampliamente leer también «the Great workplace» pues sigue los mismos principios, aunque alejado de toda índole tecnológica.

    Este libro es para los líderes. No para los jefes. Este es un libro para valientes que buscan aportar con pasión y determinación su esfuerzo para el logro de un bien común, para un mundo mejor.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • MrBrandonKDavis
    26/02/16
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    "Fresh Perspective "

    Jim has a unique perspective his traditional corporate background. He shares his journey from Delta and other companies to Red Hat and how it's help frame his new leadership style. Don't sleep on this book, it's pretty good.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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