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BK Magazine Ask the Publisher
Posted by Steve Piersanti, President and Publisher, Berrett-Koehler Publishers Inc.
Steven Piersanti is founder, president, and publisher of Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc., a leading independent publisher of progressive books on current affairs, personal growth, and business and management.
This is a video of a presentation delivered at the "BK Leadership Exchange," which is a program of the Berrett-Koehler Foundation and was held on January 10, 2015, at the BK office. In the presentation, Berrett-Koehler's founder & CEO shares his personal story of how he came to embrace a new paradigm of leadership. In the jobs he held in his youth, he was simply told what to do and not given any input into company decisions. He realized companies are more effective when everyone’s ideas are listened to. So when he became a leader himself, he worked hard to create a company culture where everyone would have input.
After sharing his personal story, he lays out his ideas about contrasting old and new leadership paradigms. (Those ideas are summarized in a PDF you can download below.) This new paradigm vision of leadership informs Berrett-Koehler’s publishing portfolio, as well as informing Berrett-Koehler’s own organizational structure, culture, and policies.
Click on the image below to download the New Leadership Paradigm pdf.
I think Steve or one of our BK Business authors should write a book based on this Top-10 list of the New Leadership Paradigm. It summarized so much of our BK Business agenda of 300+ titles. Fingers crossed.
Steve, your 20 contrasting dimensions are stunningly simple, accurate, and obvious.
I really enjoy Steve's personal story in the video!