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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
9 Barriers

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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Leading by letting go addresses a fundamental mismatch of traditional vertical leadership approaches with the needs of knowledge workers who tend to ignore corporate hierarchy and need autonomy to unl
Hack by Vlatka Hlupic on April 26, 2012
Deploy an anonymous electronic reporting system solution that enables middle management to report the enacted values of senior leadership (upper echelon) to the governance level thereby making senior
Hack by Willem Acker on April 18, 2012
After a period of relative under-performance from '99 to '04, In 2005 Hindustan Unilever undertook a massive 'culture-reboot' that focussed the length and breadth of the organization on making a 'real
Story by Stephen Remedios on April 15, 2012
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
The MissionTo build a global force that generates value for society by raising the single largest amount of money for charity on one day using only the net profit contributions of companies around the
Hack by Paul Heath on April 12, 2012
Open Source Capitalism is the convergence of political, economic and social systems into an ecosystem of mankind whereby human potential can flourish at its highest level.
Hack by Dan Schmitt on April 11, 2012
Common purpose organisations are collectives of individuals, come together to achieve a particular purpose that accords with a common purpose of fulfilment without harm for everyone (staff, customers,
Hack by Ben Wallace on March 30, 2012
In shortVirtuality is only capital intensive in its requirements for real-life server hosts and the infrastructure to provide access to the virtual world.  The businesses that invest capital in t
This hack is a model designed on the facts: where we were, where have we taken the wrong turn and where do we go next, maybe towards a new model of enlightened capitalism, as a rupture in the world of
Hack by Alexandru Bodislav on March 11, 2012
Prime Executive Officer (PEO) is CEO++, who’d be responsible for not just business but employees, their families, partners and the society, at large.
Hack by Niranjan Rao on January 6, 2012

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