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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 future of the management discipline largely depends on the rise of new forms of management drawing on circularity and distributed intelligence, which move beyond the widespread misconception that
Hack by Georges Romme on May 16, 2016
In emerging markets, the lack of talent forces HR dept to concentrate more on recruiting more people rather than devising strategies towards retaining the existing employees.
Hack by Gaurav Varma on March 20, 2011
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
I managed to finish writing a book or so called booklet called: How to lead IT knowledge workers.This book is based on this story:I have heard around always knowledge workers need special type of
Story by Chris Shayan on February 2, 2013
We have structured elaborate change management plans and programs, housed in HR that have, in effect, taken away the responsibility of managing from the line managers.
Hack by john sigmon on November 2, 2014
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
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
Human biases, stereotypes and social dynamics are hindering critical decision making processes in organizations.
Hack by Daniele Pigni on November 26, 2018
In most transformations, changing the transparency of financial data including salaries is like losing the last five pounds.
Hack by Susan Resnick West on July 1, 2011

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