"In today's wikinomics world, yesterday's leadership traits can be a liability. Leadershift shows leaders how to prepare their collaborative minds." - Don Tapscott, author of Wikinomics
"The book's arrival is timely, because its subject matter is a truth of the commercial environment.... I found the analysis both convincing and helpful." -Management Today
"Gobillot, a leadership consultant, defines mass collaboration as the collective actions of large numbers of people accomplishing goals independent of organizations, using social media technology, wikis, and virtual worlds such as Second Life. He explains what this phenomenon means for leaders in the new communal landscape and exhorts leaders in private, public, and nonprofit organizations to adapt to this new paradigm by letting go of control. He reviews trends shaping mass collaboration: multiple generations are increasingly working alongside each other, expertise is now found outside the organization as well as inside, and organizations must fight for the attention of employees and customers. The rest of the book explains how leaders can fulfill their roles in the age of mass collaboration and how they must shift their priorities. Brief chapter summaries and an annotated list of recommended books are included." -- Book News Inc.
"[T]his smart and readable volume was a very pleasant surprise.... I'll be sure to keep track of [Gobillot] henceforth." -- Miami Herald
About the Author
is a senior practitioner in the area of leadership and organization effectiveness. He is a leadership development consultant with a wide range of corporate clients such as Vodafone, Carlsberg, Google and Hilton. Before setting up his own business to focus on writing, speaking and consulting, Gobillot was a Director at Hay group where he headed both the consumer sector and the leadership services practice. He is also the author ofLeadershift
andThe Connected Leader
, both published by Kogan Page.