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Redefine the work of leadership

“There is a need to move beyond the heroic model of leadership—because most leaders aren’t, in fact, very heroic.”

The era of the all-wise, all-powerful leader-as-decisionmaker is over. Leaders must become savvy social architects—individuals who are capable of building environments that engender extraordinary accomplishment. To make this transition from “command and control” to “motivate and mentor,” organizations need to develop leaders who are capable of building commitment and alignment without resorting to the traditional tools of bureaucratic control. The goal: an organization filled with leaders who lift everyone up.

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196 Hacks
9 Barriers

Redefine the work of leadership

“There is a need to move beyond the heroic model of leadership—because most leaders aren’t, in fact, very heroic.”

The era of the all-wise, all-powerful leader-as-decisionmaker is over. Leaders must become savvy social architects—individuals who are capable of building environments that engender extraordinary accomplishment. To make this transition from “command and control” to “motivate and mentor,” organizations need to develop leaders who are capable of building commitment and alignment without resorting to the traditional tools of bureaucratic control. The goal: an organization filled with leaders who lift everyone up.

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A stockroom employee of a national-chain discount department store describes the "game" she and other front-line workers play as they observe management's questionable decisions.
Hack by Nicole Sanchez on September 18, 2010
Reaching right levels of the organisation can be a difficult task even for the employees.
Hack by Aleksandar Zivaljevic on February 27, 2011
The interest in alternative forms of organization is helped by a greater understanding of their nature.In this Hack, I hope to be clear about what management-less organizations are NOT
Hack by Julian Wilson on November 3, 2014
Lead colleagues within an organisation to want to help each other so your organisation has the flexibility to cope with fluctuations in workload
Hack by Michael Sullivan on October 3, 2011
Ko Awatea, a centre for innovation in South Auckland, New Zealand, is redefining challenges facing the healthcare sector globally by taking a collaborative approach.
Hack by Angela Penteado on May 9, 2012
We all know the days of expecting a job for life are over.  Job security as we knew it is gone.  This begs the question, if that was the psychological contract, what is the new psy
Hack by Ruth Skye Oakley on December 25, 2010
Marry Innovation and LeadershipAn Innovative Leader influences by engaging Self, culture and systems equally. Lleadership and innovation are innately connected, and share a deep commonality with
Hack by Maureen Metcalf on August 30, 2012
Co-Authored By Mark Palmer
Establish an environment to allow ideas to grow within a company.  An incubator gives support for a new idea.  Universities, notably Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, have used this method t
Hack by Brendan McComb on September 18, 2010
Development of a transparent employment process that results in not only the best person for the position being appointed but also keeps that person by making the company accountable for all promises
Hack by Andre Basel on February 28, 2011
In shortVirtuality is only capital intensive in its requirements for real-life server hosts and the infrastructure to provide access to the virtual world.  The businesses that invest capital in t

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