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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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Humans are obsessed with leadership. Ants don’t have any leaders. Humans build huge inefficient organizations.
Hack by Matt Shlosberg on May 5, 2010
Decision makers change organizations from time to time.Organizations come and go.Instead of measuring whole organizations, measure the impact of the decision makers.
Hack by David Rader on March 14, 2011
This is the true story of how one small startup, suddenly growing into a company - Wix.com, overcame its growing pains and turned itself from good to great, by cultivating creativity.
Story by Daria Shualy on August 26, 2013
We the people, of your nameless, faceless organization, in order to form a more perfect union, do ordain and establish this Hack for reinventing how leaders are promoted.
Hack by David Burkus on October 9, 2010
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
A practical and actionable framework to explore strategic options to TURNAROUND service-based companies. It's not as intangible as it seems.
Hack by Karan Peri on November 25, 2010
A company that wants passionate managers must hire or promote them. Then stand back and watch the company become the best.
Story by Jim McGriff, Jr. on September 18, 2016

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