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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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Knowledge workers cannot be motivated by bribing them, but have to be turned from employees to real partners.
Story by Michael HIRT on June 5, 2011
Lately, I read an article in Business Week by a so called expert… in the second sentence the expert made the comment that you should love what you do.Recently, on Good Morning America a reporter was i
Story by Jim McGriff, Jr. on May 5, 2015
I've been lucky enough to hear Hamel in person recently,  & something he said struck a chord...
Story by Jonty Monopoli on September 16, 2010
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
Remember the quality you provide to a corporation is not on the walls of your office. This most times is the past and not the present.
Story by Jim McGriff, Jr. on May 16, 2015
Utilizing a robust set of idea management software solutions, O.co also known as Overstock.com, has created open and engaging communities that allow collaboration and innovation by all stakeholders ac
Story by Roger Johnson on July 18, 2011
As a business consultant you are asked to increase the production of the exisitng shopfloor for a manufacturing organisation.
Story by Vinod Das S.K. on March 19, 2011
A decade back as a "Change Agent " I supported a project in preparing the employees to implement ERP/SAP. I wish to share the implementation model(the how aspect) and seek comments
Story by Ramesh Dasary on December 2, 2011

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