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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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Human biases, stereotypes and social dynamics are hindering critical decision making processes in organizations.
Hack by Daniele Pigni on November 26, 2018
Innovation and collaboration require appropriate recognition for divergent attitudes and convictions.
Hack by John Roth on November 18, 2018
We need leaders today that know how to create engagement and unleash innovation in every person from the front desk to the C-Suite through autonomy, accountability … and a little bit of surfing. 
Hack by Rick Hansen on April 19, 2018
A culture of innovation is defined as a set of shared attitudes, values, goals, and practices that characterizes an organization’s willingness and ability to innovate in order to create new value for
Hack by Steve Hess on December 13, 2017
Drill down along the C dimension.Not in the acronym order, but starting with the third one, that we can have a large impact on.Complexity is the root cause of lack o
Hack by Frederic J.Leconte on October 26, 2017
Culture change is hard.  Whatever the approach, its a long term proposition riddled with ambiguity.  If your tasked with leading a culture change initiative and are struggling with
Hack by David Graham IV on June 29, 2017
It is time we recognize that our current approach to leadership development is a waste. $50 Billion and research says there is nothing to show for it.
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.
Today's world asks more of us as leaders than ever before.
Hack by Danelle Jones on February 3, 2017
Repeated instances of corporate and institutional neglect should evoke better attentiveness toward a reconsideration of authentic responsibility.
Hack by John Roth on September 30, 2016

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