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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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The success story of how Barack Obama empowered Chris Hughes, a 25 year old, to lead his Presidential campaign, has resounded far and wide.
Hack by kate low on October 11, 2010
Your business needs to catch up and bring social media measures into the workplace to identify and reward contributors and thought leaders in a dynamic, democratic and systemised way.
Hack by Darryl Smith on October 3, 2011
This hack is a model designed on the facts: where we were, where have we taken the wrong turn and where do we go next, maybe towards a new model of enlightened capitalism, as a rupture in the world of
Hack by Alexandru Bodislav on March 11, 2012
Too often leaders think trust should flow one way: toward them. Instead, leaders should demonstrate trust in their coworkers first.
Hack by Gary Cohen on October 15, 2010
Modern organisations need to communicate more successfully with employees by harnessing the power of web technology and social networking sites.
Hack by Christian Driscoll on October 4, 2011
Given the total lack of evidence that developing leaders actually results in better organizational performance, maybe it is time to convert what we know about leadership.
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Hack by Madhusudan Rao on June 14, 2010
Our goal is to make senior managers more accessible as they move up the management chain, to break down the walls between management and employees and get information and most importantly, ideas, flow
Hack by Satyamoorthy Kabilan on January 9, 2011

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