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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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Traditional learning need analysis has focused on target audience needs as articulated by the target audience itself, senior managers in the organization, the employee satisfaction survey etc.
Hack by rahul kumar on January 2, 2013
We are at a historic and momentous socioeconomic inflection point where remarkable progress and deep crisis have converged to create an uncertain scenario.
Hack by Sudhir Chadalavada on May 10, 2012
Establish an environment to allow ideas to grow within a company.  An incubator gives support for a new idea.  Universities, notably Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, have used this method t
Hack by Brendan McComb on September 18, 2010
"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
Is the transition from “command and control” to “motivate and mentor” the right idea?Just moving from one idea of what leadership is to another?Maybe a change is to see that our idea of what leadershi
Hack by Mark Higgins on May 5, 2010
This Hack considers two types of entity, the not-for-profit and the modern non-hierarchical company of the innovation economy, and suggests some simple ways that each can learn and adopt from the othe
This Hack proposes options and opportunities for radical change to all levels of traditional operational processes by moving the organisation to the Web 2.0 space.
The language we use in describing innovative ideas is very important.  So, although MIX wishes to redefine leadership, its efforts are still, albeit unwittingly, seeped in the traditional ideolog
Hack by Joe Raelin on July 23, 2010
Are you sick of having to follow unintuitive processes, which you don't really understand, when making recruitment decisions?
Hack by Simon Hearsey on September 28, 2012
Google "Leadership Fear or Love" and you will get views, articles and books from Machiavelli to John Hope Bryant.
Hack by Victor Kwan on January 31, 2013

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