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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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8 core attributes for an enterprise to remain persistently relevant to its customers need to be orchestrated:Visionary leadership - that puts the customer at the heart of the organisation and provides
Hack by Jeremy Cox on February 3, 2014
As a front line supervisor, I have reconciled myself to this greatest of issues with employees; you are not treating me/us fairly. The company is not treating me/us fairly.
Story by Jim McGriff, Jr. on March 14, 2016
In this short essay I'll try to sketch an incentive schema that should bring a solution to the Principle-Agent Problem.
Develop a data warehouse which makes all documents company-wide, except payroll and some sensitive client data, available to all employees.  All documents would be indexed and searchable to foste
Hack by IESE MBA Team 2 on December 1, 2010
To create an effective system that will enable a company or an organisation to manage, control and measure company values within the company or an organisation.
Story by Perenitana Suisala on March 19, 2011
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
Do you seek a greater work/life balance? Would you like next year to be the most exciting year your family has ever had together?
Story by Joe Sharp on July 25, 2014
The race is on. All around me, the others are starting to move in the same direction.
Story by Bernhard Sterchi on December 13, 2016
How does a leader attract and retain valuable talent? It is often difficult to find out what motivates people to stay or leave.
Story by John Schwarz on January 5, 2011
In a world where employee engagement and autonomy are becoming increasingly necessary, are we inadvertently exposing ourselves to risk - the risk of making decisions that are distorted by emotional fa
Hack by Matthew Chernishov on May 23, 2011

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