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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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“Web 2.0“-ECO-systems are driven by the direct added value of all of their participants.
A corporate vision to be effective must be communicated to the first line employee. First line managers are critical to this process.
Story by Jim McGriff, Jr. on October 9, 2015
Management today is largely based on lessons learnt from a volatile past. The global landscape of management is  changing and evolving from day to day.
Hack by Liam Carter on November 3, 2010
"Investing in knowledge -- a term that in this context encompasses funding for research and development, higher education, and software -- is seen as a way to create national wealth, enhance geopoliti
Hack by Lucus on March 14, 2011
How do things get done round here? What happens when the boss is away? These two questions can be answered with an understanding of an organisation’s culture and leadership.
Hack by Sue Seymour on December 15, 2011
We are experiencing the rise of the 'creative thinker.' The modern problem solver who is motivated by getting things done, masterfully.
Story by Martijn van Tilburg on March 31, 2014
I don't know if it is just me, but it seems that in various forums participants seem to place a lot of bearing on the source of an idea rather than its content.If an idea is mooted by someone who appe
Barrier by Gavin McLeod on December 18, 2010
The mass retirement of organisations’ current leadership over the past few years, has and still is putting pressure on organisations, to re-examine their recruiting strategies to ensure that the a hig
Barrier by Busi Nkosi on May 4, 2011
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

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