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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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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
Top executives’ tentatively agree on the BIG Rocks (strategic changes).  Then provide the Big Rocks to managers and staff and ask them to identify what they think are the Big Rocks.  The res
Hack by George Neufeld on November 27, 2012
"Investing in knowledge -- a term that in this context encompasses funding for research and development, higher education, and software -- is seen as a way to create national wealth, enhance geopoliti
Hack by Lucus on March 14, 2011
“Web 2.0“-ECO-systems are driven by the direct added value of all of their participants.
The MissionTo build a global force that generates value for society by raising the single largest amount of money for charity on one day using only the net profit contributions of companies around the
Hack by Paul Heath on April 12, 2012
There is overwhelming agreement among leaders that team members should receive performance feedback real-time, as opposed to just during annual or even quarterly reviews.
Hack by Marton Jojarth on August 12, 2015
A practical and actionable framework to explore strategic options to TURNAROUND service-based companies. It's not as intangible as it seems.
Hack by Karan Peri on November 25, 2010
The advantages of new networking sites is only starting to emerge in organizations. Part of these advantages come from the value of communities that form and shape themselves around topics.
Hack by Niko van Eeghen on July 7, 2010
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

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