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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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 I recently read an article on how to provide negative feedback to improve employee performance and I thought "how can feedback that improves be negative -- isn't that a contradiction?".  So
Hack by Monique Jordan on April 29, 2013
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
Some say with relief that the old economy’s gone. Other’s say that new markets may never emerge.
Hack by Ellen Weber on September 4, 2011
All Strategies hinge on successful execution.  While most managers are comfortable planning, many struggle with the intricacies of implementation.  Two factors impact successful execution ab
Hack by Njal Larson on November 18, 2011
Good questions generate thought, focus, and action from the listener. They also convey respect. Is it any wonder that 95% of leaders prefer to be asked questions rather than told what to do?
Hack by Gary Cohen on October 15, 2010
Create a networked community connecting present and ex-consultants that 1) promotes sharing of solutions and problems2) identifies resources availability for projects
Hack by Bernard Tan on July 13, 2011
In Modular Organization 1.0 (read Enterprising with the Flow, [updated to] Modular Organization 1.1), we establish the framework where organization works to develop alternate competencies in "blocks a
Hack by Eidit Hashim on March 19, 2011
Common purpose organisations are collectives of individuals, come together to achieve a particular purpose that accords with a common purpose of fulfilment without harm for everyone (staff, customers,
Hack by Ben Wallace on March 30, 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
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

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