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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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Ask any Project Manager on the most critical factor for success in his project execution.
Hack by Madhusudan Rao on June 14, 2010
One of the challenges of faculty work is that, while there arelarge number of great faculty members out there, access to these facultymembers is limited to physical presence in the classroom; until no
Hack by Aaron Anderson on June 4, 2010
The organization is a recreational, non-program, culinary institute designed for ‘foodies’ or a term which our group marketed as home culinary enthusiasts(HCE’s).   Thomas is the fou
Story by Neil Patel on June 2, 2010
When we build leaders, our efforts are often ineffective. People listen but don't execute. They forget 80% of what they learn and can't usually execute 50% of what they do remember.
Hack by Matt Shlosberg on May 25, 2010
The greatest asset of an enterprise/organisation is  knowledge (defined as "knowing how to do, or to get things).
Hack by oebele bruinsma on May 16, 2010
 The 21st Century is upon us and with it a new and growing set of challenges are in front of government leaders, private industry CEOs and NGOs.   These challenges rang
Story by Effenus Henderson on May 14, 2010
Humans are obsessed with leadership. Ants don’t have any leaders. Humans build huge inefficient organizations.
Hack by Matt Shlosberg on May 5, 2010
Is the transition from “command and control” to “motivate and mentor” the right idea?Just moving from one idea of what leadership is to another?Maybe a change is to see that our idea of what leadershi
Hack by Mark Higgins on May 5, 2010
Senior executives should spend some time "incognito" with front-line staff to find out how the company really works.
Hack by Michele Zanini on April 12, 2010
When Kraft Foods embarked on an important program to re-define its corporate purpose, vision and values, they decided not do it in a closed meeting room in Chicago but instead open up the process and
Story by Anna Peters on April 9, 2010

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