Author Chat: Matthew Barzun

Purchase the book. Read the book. Join the conversation each third Thursday of the month from 11am to 12:30pm ET. We have a lineup of authors for you to meet. The complimentary members-only get-togethers are designed around a particular book on leadership. After reading the book, you will get to speak with author, ask questions, share comments and dive deep into the topic.

Description of the book:

When leaders find the courage to distribute rather than hoard power, creativity multiplies, trust deepens and inclusivity expands and a new kind of order emerges. 

A few rare leaders have learned to embrace a new organizational shape and mindset—constellations. Organizations designed as constellations are dynamic and flexible networks of distinct yet interwoven individuals. Each member of the team feels like a singular star, but also connected to others to form something greater. Great leaders do what most leaders dread: They give away power.
 
Barzun layers lessons across history and industries with his own experiences as an internet entrepreneur, political organizer and U.S. ambassador to the United Kingdom and Sweden. The Power of Giving Away Power shows how the constellation mindset shines in some of the most impactful organizations and innovations the world has ever known. And it encourages us all to recognize, as Barzun writes, "The power we can create by seeing the power in others," and making the leap to lead. Together. 

You can learn more about and purchase the book here:  The Power of Giving Away Power.

About the Author

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Matthew Barzun has been fascinated about how we can standout and fit in at the same time. He helped countries do both when he served as U.S. ambassador to the United Kingdom and to Sweden. He helped citizens do both as national finance chair for Barack Obama by pioneering new ways for people to have a stronger voice in politics. And he helped tech consumers do both as an entrepreneur when he helped build CNET Networks in the early 90s. Barzun was raised on the East Coast, started his career on the West Coast and settled in the middle in Louisville, KY, with his wife, Brooke, and their three children.


When
2/17/2022 11:00 AM - 2/17/2022 12:30 PM
Where
USA

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