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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
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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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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
Our conventional wisdom regards high stress executive leadership as indigenous to a high performance organization.  This belief is understandable when witnessing the ever accelerating rate of cha
Story by Bill Shirley on July 2, 2011
In a time when many businesses’ budgets were dwindling, Whirlpool University re-invented its learning methodology, yielding higher impacts to the business through skill acquisition.  It began as
Story by Tamara Patrick on September 16, 2011
When Kraft Foods embarked on an important program to re-define its corporate purpose, vision and values, they decided not do it in a closed meeting room in Chicago but instead open up the process and
Story by Anna Peters on April 9, 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
Leading by letting go addresses a fundamental mismatch of traditional vertical leadership approaches with the needs of knowledge workers who tend to ignore corporate hierarchy and need autonomy to unl
Hack by Vlatka Hlupic on April 26, 2012
 The mission and responsibility of corporate management is to steer the company to reach its goals.
Hack by János Pál NÉMETH on April 27, 2013
‘Going to work’ used to mean showing up at the office where your manager would tell you what to work on that day and closely monitor your progress. This is obviously no longer the case.

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