Friday, Mar 11 2016 8:30AM to 11:00AM
Marilyn Carpenter, Doug Bacon
3325 South Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28217
Monthly BIG Ideas Exchange
Friday, March 11, 2016
Location: Goodmortgage.com, 3325 South Tryon Street, 28217
8:30 am to 9:00 am Continental breakfast and networking
9:00 am to 11:00 am Book Discussion
Free to Members and Guests of BIG: RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or register below.
Book: "The Open Organization: Igniting Passion and Performance" by Jim Whitehurst
Check it out here: http://www.amazon.com/The-Open-Organization-Igniting-Performance/dp/1625275277
TODAY’S LEADERS KNOW THAT SPEED and agility are the keys to any company’s success, and 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 readers 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-read 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 with instructive examples from employees and managers at Red Hat and companies such as Google, The Body Shop, and Whole Foods, this book provides the blueprint for reinventing your organization.
This engaging discussion will be facilitated by Marilyn Carpenter and Doug Bacon.
As a reminder, you don't have to read the book to attend! Most do not, and we always have a very engaging discussion!
During this roundtable we'll:
· share our own experiences in this area in our businesses
· share best practices from our own personal experience or from industry thought leaders
· share ideas on how to improve the area within our businesses to fuel growth
Note: We are looking for people to facilitate book discussions in 2016, so please don’t hesitate to contact me if there is a book that you’re passionate about and would like to share with the group. The meetings take place the second Friday of every month. Thanks!