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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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One of the challenges of faculty work is that, while there arelarge number of great faculty members out there, access to these facultymembers is limited to physical presence in the classroom; until no
Hack by Aaron Anderson on June 4, 2010
We have been educated for stability – and we continue to train people to be effective in known territories – but the current competitive environment is unstable.
Hack by Marcelo Manucci on May 30, 2013
Increasing innovation and productivity requires finding the organizational sweet spot and expanding it.
Hack by Charles Ehin on November 30, 2011
The success story of how Barack Obama empowered Chris Hughes, a 25 year old, to lead his Presidential campaign, has resounded far and wide.
Hack by kate low on October 11, 2010
Your business needs to catch up and bring social media measures into the workplace to identify and reward contributors and thought leaders in a dynamic, democratic and systemised way.
Hack by Darryl Smith on October 3, 2011
Inmost transformation efforts, changing the transparency of financialdata including salaries is like losing the last five pounds.
Hack by Susan Resnick West on July 2, 2011

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