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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.

115 Stories
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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Today's world asks more of us as leaders than ever before.
Hack by Danelle Jones on February 3, 2017
A stockroom employee of a national-chain discount department store describes the "game" she and other front-line workers play as they observe management's questionable decisions.
Hack by Nicole Sanchez on September 18, 2010
In an effort to help local supervisors tackle their superhero roles and responsibilities, a  5-module training program for supervisors was enhanced  by adding a  pre-reading and writing
Story by Nicole Martin on May 26, 2011
My work is about the establishment of ‘standardised methodologies’ for the measurement of time in continuously assessing and maintaining the health of an organisation.  The application of fai
Barrier by Kurt Rieger on November 28, 2011
 My name is Edgar Romero, I am from Caracas in Venezuela, but I graduated last year from college in New York City, and I would like to share a story about my last two years in school.  
Story by Edgar Romero on May 8, 2013
Remember the quality you provide to a corporation is not on the walls of your office. This most times is the past and not the present.
Story by Jim McGriff, Jr. on May 16, 2015
Having been recognized as 8th in North America and 14th globally on Fortune Magazine’s 2009 list of Global Top Companies for Leaders, it's logical to conclude John Deere leaders kn
Story by Greg Cripple on October 11, 2010
Reaching right levels of the organisation can be a difficult task even for the employees.
Hack by Aleksandar Zivaljevic on February 27, 2011
In Parts 1-3, I recounted the Pull Replenishment saga of how a small team started a bottom-up movement that generated millions of dollars in profit, improved shipping performance to the customer, and
Story by David Choe on June 17, 2011
BORN Ontario delivers innovative management by enabling highly-trained professionals to manage themselves. An environment of “Management by Information,” provides tools for superior healthcare.
Story by Mari Teitelbaum on July 18, 2011
Co-Authored By David King

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