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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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196 Hacks
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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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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.
Too often leaders think trust should flow one way: toward them. Instead, leaders should demonstrate trust in their coworkers first.
Hack by Gary Cohen on October 15, 2010
This story is about how Sal Khan - an MIT + HBS graduate, who was initially an Analyst at a hedge fund, wishes to reinvent education at all levls with the use of technology - videos, charts, reports,
Story by Abhiram Mahajani on March 9, 2011
This is the age when Gen-Yers are coming into management and with their unique experience of a diversified society, social consciousness and healthy respect for others - the time to answer my question
Story by Venu Tiruneermalai on February 9, 2013
Using fluid team structures 1) to promote new serendipitous connections and innovation, 2) to develop people for competencies rather than prescribed roles, 3) to better match those people to business
Hack by Ben Biddle on May 9, 2012
If you could select one tool to achieve your short-term goal of embedding technology and innovation for growth and productivity into your organization, what tool would it be?
Story by Adela Vargas on April 29, 2019
What if we can create a real Democratic management that allows Employees to "Elect" the C-Level Managers themselves?
Hack by Soo Wong on March 10, 2011
Leaders must act as facilitators and have the ability to give up control and bestow empowerment and autonomy to its workforce.
Hack by Allan Pollard on December 17, 2010

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