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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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Do you really know who you are? Can one truly be an effective leader without knowing one’s self? This is the journey of self-discovery in leadership.
Hack by Shane Newman on December 14, 2011
Organisations are open systems in that they affect and are affected by the environment beyond their boundaries’.  Jon Kotter (1996) defined management as a set of processes that can keep a compli
Hack by Koli Sewabu on December 14, 2011
The global stage is set for emergent countries participation in business.  Technology in travel and communication has broken down cultural barriers.  Comparative advantages along with free t
Hack by Gabrielle Pearman on December 14, 2011
Stop and imagine for a moment that there may possibly be a naturally unfolding, emerging awareness, which is currently influencing commercial, business interactions, but also influencing more general
Hack by John Roth on December 11, 2011
In the knowledge era, we still have no real way to encode and share knowledge, the DNA of a modern organization.The WHY Code is a fundamental way to unblock organizational knowledge flow, empowering p
Hack by Trevor Davies on December 11, 2011
An alternative approach to setting remuneration levels for employees, based strongly on employees own evaluation of what they are worth, and what they have done performance wise to earn any additional
Hack by Chris Van Kooten on December 9, 2011
Our current leadership paradigm divides people into two groups: leaders and followers.
Hack by David Marquet on December 9, 2011
Life is inherently a very dynamic process and, therefore, a constant balancing act both at the individual and group level.
Hack by Charles Ehin on December 9, 2011
Hierarchical bureaucracies are fast becoming obsolete for the simple reason that we suddenly find ourselves in a completely new world with a completely different set of rules.
Hack by Rod Collins on December 6, 2011
Increasing innovation and productivity requires finding the organizational sweet spot and expanding it.
Hack by Charles Ehin on November 30, 2011

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