Michael Gartenberg Departs Altimeter Group

by Charlene Li I'm announcing that Michael Gartenberg is leaving Altimeter Group and returning to Gartner Group. We've all enjoyed working with Michael and we will continue to collaborate and support each other in our future endeavors, ranging from simple retweets to client referrals. Change is an inevitable part of any business, but especially a start-up like Altimeter. As a firm, we remain focused on conducting cutting edge research and helping clients thrive with disruptive technologies. … [Read more...]

Open Leadership Awards Update

by Charlene Li I’m very excited to announce that we have selected the winners for our first annual Open Leadership awards. We’ll be announcing the winners at our Rise of Social Commerce event on October 6 at 5pm Pacific, so stay tuned! You'll be able to follow the award ceremony and conference online at UStream. All entrants have now been notified, so if you have not yet heard from us, we encourage you to submit again next year; we’re sure that there will be some incredible innovations and … [Read more...]

Altimeter’s One Year Anniversary

One year ago, Altimeter announced the addition of three partners - Jeremiah Owyang, Deb Schultz, and Ray Wang - turning what was up to then a one-woman shop into a company. We moved into small offices (affectionately named "The Hangar), made a trek to Ikea to buy furniture, had a rock-and-rolling kick off party, and got down to business. In those early days, we were filled with optimism even though we were starting in the grips of the deepest recession in memory. That's because we believed in … [Read more...]

Announcing the Open Leadership Awards

by Charlene Li I'm pleased to announce the Open Leadership Awards, which will recognize the organizations and individuals who are using social technologies to open and transform their organizations.  Being open is hard, so this is a chance to highlight organizations and leaders who are successfully giving up control while still getting things done. If your organization has changed the way you make decisions, share information or engage with your community and employees, this is your chance to … [Read more...]

Meet Charlene Li Aug. 18th at Clearvale SecondFloor Speaker Series

by Charlene Li Please join me for an evening discussion at the Clearvale SecondFloor speaker series on Wednesday, August 18th at 5pm in Redwood City, CA. I'll be doing a general Q&A and also discussing the "Open Leadership" book. (The date for the event was originally set for July 14th but I had to move it because of a conflict on my part.) The event will be hosted by Dr. Pehong Chen, Founder and CEO of BroadVision, and will take place on the second floor of BroadVision's corporate … [Read more...]

Welcome Susan Etlinger, Altimeter’s First Consultant!

by Charlene Li Please extend a warm welcome to Susan Etlinger, the first consultant to join the Altimeter team. With the addition of Susan, we now have eight client service professionals and five team members on staff. Susan will be working with me in the Leadership and Management practice to launch actionable programs in support of my forthcoming book, Open Leadership, due out later this month from Jossey-Bass. She will also conduct independent research and analysis, and will be starting a … [Read more...]

“Making The Case For Open Leadership” Webinar slides & recording now available

by Charlene Li I conducted the first of four Webinars on the ideas around "Open Leadership" and am making available the slides as well as a video recording. This Webinar laid out the reasons why open leadership is inevitable and required because of the adoption of social technologies. I also define the 10 elements of openness and provide some information on how you can conduct an "openness audit". Upcoming Open Leadership Webinars: Developing And Measuring Open Leadership Strategies, Friday, … [Read more...]

Review copies of “Open Leadership” available

by Charlene Li The hardcover version of “Open Leadership” is due to be in stores the end of May but I have 400 galleys of the book available for bloggers and Twitter-ers to review as long as you meet some basic criteria (see below) The galleys are preliminary, bound manuscripts and as such, contain some typos and errors (which we hopefully all found and corrected). While not perfect, the content is basically the same as the final product so acts as a good basis for a review. I’ll be happy to … [Read more...]

Announcing “Open Leadership” Webinar series

by Charlene Li I’m pleased to announce a four-part series featuring the ideas and content from my new book, “Open Leadership” which will be available in late May. Below are descriptions as well as registration information for each of these Webinars. These Webinars are free and I’ll also be posting recordings and the slides from them online after each Webinar in case you can’t attend them. More information about the “Open Leadership” book is available at open-leadership.com. Description: "Be … [Read more...]

Question of the week: What one thing should leaders to do prep for social media?

by Charlene Li This week, I'm participating with Nokia's IdeasProject.com in their "Question of the Week". Each week, someone poses a question that hopefully generates some interesting ideas and spurs discussion and thinking. By next Sunday, I'll pick the best response and the winner will receive a Nokia phone. But my hope is that we'll all be winners by learning from each other. So here's my question: “As social technologies change the way that leaders interact with customers, … [Read more...]