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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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The idea of our hack wants to challenge the highly unconscious, but nothing less dominant dogma of heroic leadership, epitomizing the command and control management model.
Hack by Michael Gebauer on June 20, 2011
I propose that businesses should adopt an approach of publicly reporting on customer delight/satisfaction in the same way that financial performance is reported today.
Hack by Rudi Sellers on October 30, 2013
A “Five Finger Management Practice" to effectively engage, enhance and retain talent. To drive growth, profitability and innovation!
Hack by Sidarth Tikoo on September 7, 2014
Remember that first day feeling? You have a fantastic new job. You’re excited, passionate, believe in the greatness of things to come.
Hack by Shelley McIvor on October 30, 2013
Is it possible to drive customer value and internal alignment at the same time? It is -- especially if you use a proven, powerful tool that we call the Value Roadmap.
Hack by Thomas Butta on June 4, 2012
Business Agility is experiments, analytics, and execution - all driven by evidence-based decisionmaking.
Hack by David Siegel on November 22, 2013

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