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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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Ko Awatea, a centre for innovation in South Auckland, New Zealand, is redefining challenges facing the healthcare sector globally by taking a collaborative approach.
Hack by Angela Penteado on May 9, 2012
We all know the days of expecting a job for life are over.  Job security as we knew it is gone.  This begs the question, if that was the psychological contract, what is the new psy
Hack by Ruth Skye Oakley on December 25, 2010
Marry Innovation and LeadershipAn Innovative Leader influences by engaging Self, culture and systems equally. Lleadership and innovation are innately connected, and share a deep commonality with
Hack by Maureen Metcalf on August 30, 2012
Co-Authored By Mark Palmer
Establish an environment to allow ideas to grow within a company.  An incubator gives support for a new idea.  Universities, notably Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, have used this method t
Hack by Brendan McComb on September 18, 2010
Development of a transparent employment process that results in not only the best person for the position being appointed but also keeps that person by making the company accountable for all promises
Hack by Andre Basel on February 28, 2011
In shortVirtuality is only capital intensive in its requirements for real-life server hosts and the infrastructure to provide access to the virtual world.  The businesses that invest capital in t
Management today is largely based on lessons learnt from a volatile past. The global landscape of management is  changing and evolving from day to day.
Hack by Liam Carter on November 3, 2010
Today's world asks more of us as leaders than ever before.
Hack by Danelle Jones on February 3, 2017
As a child, did you read the book called the Famous One? Did you hear of the One Musketeer? What about Batman without Robin?
Hack by Peter Searle on December 30, 2010
Are you sick of having to follow unintuitive processes, which you don't really understand, when making recruitment decisions?
Hack by Simon Hearsey on September 28, 2012

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