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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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Employee Engagement. From 1 person to 2860 members one person at a time. The employee engagement network has grown from myself to 2860 people in two years.
Story by David Zinger on August 21, 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
This Hack considers two types of entity, the not-for-profit and the modern non-hierarchical company of the innovation economy, and suggests some simple ways that each can learn and adopt from the othe
Whenever we can become the change we seek, that day's a sheer honor, and it happened to me quite recently!
Hack by Ellen Weber on December 7, 2010
A “Five Finger Management Practice" to effectively engage, enhance and retain talent. To drive growth, profitability and innovation!
Hack by Sidarth Tikoo on September 7, 2014
Remember that first day feeling? You have a fantastic new job. You’re excited, passionate, believe in the greatness of things to come.
Hack by Shelley McIvor on October 30, 2013
Implement a “transparent” corporate e-mail system, with anyone within the organization able to search the content of any published e-mail.
Hack by Gary Hamel on April 6, 2011
Decision-makers. Executive teams. Champions. These groups are vital to making change work. However, if you don’t include the larger group, you miss out.
Hack by Tricia Emerson on January 20, 2011

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