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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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Having been recognized as 8th in North America and 14th globally on Fortune Magazine’s 2009 list of Global Top Companies for Leaders, it's logical to conclude John Deere leaders kn
Story by Greg Cripple on October 11, 2010
You'd think a 26 year old would be thrilled with an early promotion to VP/GM, right? Find out why I wasn't and what I learned from the experience and what YOU can learn from my experience!
Story by Skip Weisman on September 29, 2011
A steady stream of the right changes WILL put innovation into the fabric of your company.This story was written as one of the requirements to obtain the Innovation Mentor Certification as part of CIMp
Story by Joan Knight on March 1, 2017
For many leaders, "being transformational" means, just pursuing opportunities that fit their company's faith based visions and goals.
Story by Charles Prabakar on May 31, 2011
Information in the companies is stuck between front line employees and middle management.
Story by Andreas Stokas on July 18, 2011
The concept with the Values Day is to establish a yearly recurring day where we put emphasis on personal values in a leadership and sustainability context.
Story by Farzad Khoshnoud on April 15, 2012
Telecommuting is an aspect of the new workforce that all managers should pay attention to closely. this covers why millennials like it and what it means for the job industries. 
Story by Samantha Hager on April 19, 2017
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
 A newly appointed general manager (GM) managed to turn an unsuccessful company and not only achieving an unmatched level of performance, however he also created a trust culture in the workplace.
Story by Jacobus Tolken on October 4, 2011
Sometimes, a company's mistakes can be the best way to learn.
Story by Samantha Hager on March 20, 2017

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