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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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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
Higher education is fundamental right for a decent livelihood.
Hack by Rajesh Gandhi on December 21, 2010
Develop a data warehouse which makes all documents company-wide, except payroll and some sensitive client data, available to all employees.  All documents would be indexed and searchable to foste
Hack by IESE MBA Team 2 on December 1, 2010
Organisations are open systems in that they affect and are affected by the environment beyond their boundaries’.  Jon Kotter (1996) defined management as a set of processes that can keep a compli
Hack by Koli Sewabu on December 14, 2011
 The only choice you have to make is whether to love or not.When we speak of free will, we must not confuse the freedom of action of every day with the indispensable choice whether to love or not
Hack by andrea merlino on April 23, 2013
The management of the future might be created by admitting the global interdependency and thus involving new standards followed by rules and regulations that will confirm interdependency to create
Hack by Ales Trunk on May 10, 2012
In most organizations, the staff is so monopolized by day-to-day demands that innovation never seems the thing to do.
Hack by Butch Walker on June 14, 2012
In emerging markets, the lack of talent forces HR dept to concentrate more on recruiting more people rather than devising strategies towards retaining the existing employees.
Hack by Gaurav Varma on March 20, 2011
As a child, did you read the book called the Famous One? Did you hear of the One Musketeer? What about Batman without Robin?
Hack by Peter Searle on December 30, 2010
In this short essay I'll try to sketch an incentive schema that should bring a solution to the Principle-Agent Problem.

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