Leadership & Social Media Webinar Series Hosted by Charlene Li

Charlene Li, the bestselling author of Open Leadership, is hosting a series of Leadership & Social Media webinars with expert guests including Guy Kawasaki, Chris Brogan, Brian Solis, Steve Rubel, Maggie Fox, Jeff Hayzlett, Pete Blackshaw, and Jim Kouzes.

There are 5 webinars in all and each one is free of charge. Don’t miss out on these opportunities to grow and learn. Details and sign up links for each webinar is listed below (you can also read Charlene’s post here).

Each free Webinar will feature frank, intimate, and unscripted conversations between Charlene and eight thought leaders in the social media and leadership space. Each session will feature a different topic and perspective, as detailed below, and include questions from the audience.

As a special note, you’ll be automatically entered into winning a free one-hour call with Charlene Li, to be selected randomly from attendees at each of the Webinars. Also note that these Webinars will be recorded so that you can stream or download them at your convenience.

To register, click on the link for each Webinar.

How do you think social media is changing the way we lead and leadership all together? Share your feedback here.

WEBINAR 1: Guy Kawasaki & Charlene Li

Today’s New Mandate: Open Leadership

Tuesday, September 28, 2010 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PDT

Charlene and Guy will be discussing Guy’s his take on what it takes to be a leader today when relationships are being redefined with social technologies. As a prolific blogger and Twitter user, Guy will also give his honest opinion of what makes it takes to be a leader with hundreds of thousands of followers online.  Some additional topic questions include:

  • What exactly does “being open” mean?
  • What are the behaviors of today’s most successful Open Leaders?
  • And what are the new rules for leaders? Followers? Organizations?


To register, go to http:/bit.ly/bZQG4s

WEBINAR 2: Chris Brogan, Brian Solis, & Charlene Li

Your New “Failure” Imperative

Friday, October 1, 2010 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PDT

Chris and Brian have long written and talked about the importance of engaging and how this develops trust with customers. But one big barrier to organizations being open is business’s systemic aversion to failure.  Yet with social media, things will go wrong (even with the best planning).  During this webinar guests will be discussing how you must master failure as much as you master success, and how organizations can recover successfully from failure to build stronger trust. Additional topics of discussion:

  • What are the new rules for failure in organizations?
  • As an Open Leader, how can you create a culture of trust?
  • And how do you build an action plan for the worst possible scenario?


To register, go to http://bit.ly/b8sNi2

WEBINAR 3: Steve Rubel, Maggie Fox, & Charlene Li

The Upside of Giving Up Control on Today’s Stage

Friday, October 8, 2010 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PDT

Steve Rubel and Maggie Fox work closely with some of the biggest businesses in the world, where they frequently counsel leaders who are afraid to give up control. During this webinar guests will discuss how they broach this subject with their clients and how they show the value and upside of embracing being open. Topics for discussion include:

  • How do you convince executives that giving up control is inevitable?
  • How to quantify the value of giving up control?
  • What are the best ways to bring reluctant leaders into the social space?


To register, go to http://bit.ly/9tRbr9

WEBINAR 4: Jeff Hayzlett, Pete Blackshaw, & Charlene Li

How to Craft Your Open Strategy

Thursday, October 14, 2010 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PDT

Jeff Hayzlett and Pete Blackshaw are two experienced business leaders who have created open strategies, Jeff most recently at Kodak and Pete through his work with Nielson Online and serial entrepreneurship. During this webinar guests will discuss what it takes to create an open strategy for a business, and the challenges leaders can expect to encounter. They’ll also discuss practical ways to move companies through that strategy building process. Additional topics of discussion will include:

  • How do you go about creating an open strategy?
  • Who should “own” your open strategy?
  • What obstacles can you expect to encounter – and how do you overcome them?


To register, go to http://bit.ly/9QsHFA

WEBINAR 5: Jim Kouzes & Charlene Li

“Redefining Leadership

Friday, October 22, 2010 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PDT

Jim Kouzes, along with his co-author Barry Posner, has been a long-time authority on leadership. His latest book is “The Truth About Leadership” and during this webinar we’ll be discussing how leadership has been changed by social technologies – and how the traits that make a great leader have stayed essentially the same. Additional topics of discussion include:

  • What are the mindsets of today’s successful “open” leaders?
  • What aspects of leadership remain unchanged, or even are enhanced by social technologies?
  • What are examples of great leadership that will stand the test of time?


How do you think social media is changing the way we lead and leadership all together? Share your feedback here.

Please note: I reserve the right to delete comments that are offensive or off-topic.

  • I missed Guy's seminar, will it be available for download? if so, where?
    Thank you very much