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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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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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The future of the management discipline largely depends on the rise of new forms of management drawing on circularity and distributed intelligence, which move beyond the widespread misconception that
Hack by Georges Romme on May 16, 2016
Critical Business Change is a new way of thinking to help companies evolve in a changing, interconnected world.
Hack by Orlando Solis on October 15, 2010
Setting up an organisational system that enables a market-like scenario for supporting and funding innovative ideas.
Hack by Mathew J Varghese on March 20, 2011
Gone are the days when brands could just broadcast their message and reach their audience. They now need a good story to break through.
Hack by Jonah Sachs on November 5, 2013
Human biases, stereotypes and social dynamics are hindering critical decision making processes in organizations.
Hack by Daniele Pigni on November 26, 2018
In most transformations, changing the transparency of financial data including salaries is like losing the last five pounds.
Hack by Susan Resnick West on July 1, 2011

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