In a constantly accelerating landscape, how can companies stay competitive with limited resources? Could a cultural transformation hold the key to enhancing business performance? From his years of leading vertical organizations to managing the innovative open source tech company Red Hat, Jim Whitehurst has experienced the spectrum of corporate structures and understands why open organizations based on transparency, participation, and community are revolutionizing business.
In this webinar, Jim will share candid advice about structuring and leading an open organization and discuss how aspects of its model can be incorporated into corporations of any size to fuel passion, engagement, and exceptional performance.
President and chief executive officer, Red Hat
Jim is an avid advocate for open software as a catalyst for business innovation. With a background in business development, finance, and global operations, he's proven expertise in helping companies flourish—even in the most challenging economic and business environments. Since joining in January 2008, he has more than doubled the company's revenue. Under his leadership, Red Hat was named to Forbes' list of "The World's Most Innovative Companies" in 2012 and 2014, was added to Standard and Poor's (S&P) 500 stock index in 2009, and named one of the best places to work in 2014 by Glassdoor.
During his 6 years at Delta Air Lines, he drove significant international expansion and, as chief operating officer, oversaw all aspects of airline operations, from sales to strategy. At The Boston Consulting Group, where he began his career in 1989, he held several corporate development leadership roles, working in the Chicago, Hong Kong, and Shanghai offices, and as a partner in the Atlanta office with numerous clients across a wide range of industries.
Executive editor, Harvard Business Review Press
Senior editor, Harvard Business Review
Melinda Merino is Executive Editor at Harvard Business Review Press and Senior Editor at Harvard Business Review where she leads acquisitions in the areas of strategy and innovation, organization and leadership, and talent management. She has published a number of best-selling books including Blue Ocean Strategy by Chan Kim and Renee Mauborgne, Michael Porter’s On Competition, and Conscious Capitalism by John Mackey, CEO of Whole Foods Market. Melinda has also published several popular HBR articles including an interview with Ram Charan, Competing on Talent Analytics by Tom Davenport, and Are You a Collaborative Leader? by Herminia Ibarra and Morten Hansen. Prior to joining HBR in 2000, Melinda launched a business publishing program at Stanford-affiliated Consulting Psychologists Press in Palo Alto and has held editorial and sales positions at a number of publishers.
Date: June 2, 2015
Time: 2 p.m. ET / 11 a.m. PT
Length: 1 hour