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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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How individual contributors can move beyond the latest emergency outbreak to battle negative perceptions and ever-escalating commitments.
Story by Shelly de Greeve on September 20, 2010
There are currently problems within large organizations in the world.   Mature companies carry legacy, with relation to technology and culture that creates a barrier for change.  Furthe
Hack by Chris Bos on January 17, 2011
A decade back as a "Change Agent " I supported a project in preparing the employees to implement ERP/SAP. I wish to share the implementation model(the how aspect) and seek comments
Story by Ramesh Dasary on December 2, 2011
First Line Manager: The Key to Greatness Is Enabling Not Delegating.I keep trying to get a university to realize first line management is different from upper management, to no avail.
Story by Jim McGriff, Jr. on May 22, 2013
Innovator managers are more than caretakers: they lead. They know the path to follow. They make it fun.
Story by Jim McGriff, Jr. on August 11, 2015
Innovation and collaboration require appropriate recognition for divergent attitudes and convictions.
Hack by John Roth on November 18, 2018
Today’s economy is based on knowledge, which requires initiative, creativity, passion, engagement and empowerment in order to flourish.
Hack by Lynda McDonald on March 1, 2011
It's too easy to be a bad manager.
Hack by Adam Schorr on June 29, 2011
The very first project I ever worked on to improve leadership and workplace communication, I did the only thing I knew how to do in starting the project.
Story by Skip Weisman on August 23, 2011

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