I have started work on the layout and design of a short new book called ‘Social Leadership: my first 100 days’. As the title suggests, it’s a practical guide that takes the ideas from the Social Leadership Handbook and build them out into 100 activities over 100 days. The first 10 days cover the foundations of the Social Age, followed by 10 days activities based on each of the nine components of the NET model of Social Leadership. So 10 days of activities around Curation, 10 days around Storytelling, then Sharing, Community, Reputation, Social Authority, Co-Creation, Social Capital, and Collaboration.
Each page will give a broad overview followed by specific questions or activities, on the facing page will be an illustration covering the topic at hand.
In a new departure, I’m crowdfunding production of the Social Leadership 100 book. I’m doing this not particularly to raise significant funds, although I am trying to offset printing costs, but more than anything as a continuation of the way the book has been written #WorkingOutLoud and fully engaged with the community. There is a vibrant and dynamic crowdfunding community, and I have already been taken aback by the level of engagement. Still, this is a new departure, and I’m unclear at this stage whether I will repeat this approach when it comes time to publish the book on the Socially Dynamic Organisation and Dynamic change later this spring.
If you are interested in crowdfunding the book, you can find the Kickstarter page here. Otherwise, my intention is to have the book ready to launch at the beginning of April this year.