In 2016, Opensource.com's open organization community released The Open Organization Leaders Manual, a handbook chock-a-block full of advice and best practices for anyone seeking to lead and manage according to open principles. Since then, readers have downloaded more than 1,700 copies of the eBook and purchased nearly 500 copies of the paperback (who says print is dead?).
Now we think it's due for an update.
So to celebrate the book's second anniversary, the community is preparing a new edition of the Leaders Manual—and you can shape it.
The proposed book comprises three principal sections, each focused on an important leadership topic:
- Part 1: Planning and goal-setting
- Part 2: Organizational design and culture building
- Part 3: Motivation and engagement
You can contribute to any or all of them by:
- Suggesting a useful chapter idea or pitching something of your own
- Letting us know what you'd like to see reprinted from the first edition
- Nominating your favorite Opensource.com article on management and leadership for inclusion
Participating is easy. You can join the project in three steps:
- Review the project timeline to see if our schedule jibes with yours.
- Check the working table of contents and determine whether (and where) your proposed chapter might fit into the project.
- Submit a pitch.
To file your pitch, just do one of the following:
- File an issue on GitHub (we'll help label it "second edition").
- Submit a chapter pitch at Opensource.com (and make sure to explain it's for consideration in the book).
- Get in touch with the Open Organization Ambassadors, all of whom can point you in the right direction.
We'll be accepting chapter proposals until May 1—and we're all eager to see yours.
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