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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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For all of the talk about the future, the loss of the great minds of futurism, and the significance that the future may or may not bring; the past can be a great predictor of the future in that there
Hack by Timothy Stafford on December 16, 2010
No organizational design is perfect.  Whether hierarchy, meritocracy or some other form, there will always be a part of human genius and experience that escapes these idealized human creations.
Hack by Dan Oestreich on June 13, 2011
This hack proposes to create leadership/management teams in which power, tasks and responsibilities are not distributed across people on the same hierarchical level, but are held by a team representin
Hack by Zoltan Csigas on July 17, 2011
Most of data repositories in enterprises today is not accessible in any practical matter to people in an organization. In addition to this, comes information from external sources.
Hack by Magdalena Pawlowicz on September 21, 2010
The traps that hold back new talent may be the very traditions dubbed as excellent where you work! Innovation requires risk - and novelty  surpasses traditions that drive most organizations
Hack by Ellen Weber on July 10, 2011
Reaching right levels of the organisation can be a difficult task even for the employees.
Hack by Aleksandar Zivaljevic on February 27, 2011
Lead colleagues within an organisation to want to help each other so your organisation has the flexibility to cope with fluctuations in workload
Hack by Michael Sullivan on October 3, 2011
Hierarchical bureaucracies are fast becoming obsolete for the simple reason that we suddenly find ourselves in a completely new world with a completely different set of rules.
Hack by Rod Collins on December 6, 2011
An alternative approach to setting remuneration levels for employees, based strongly on employees own evaluation of what they are worth, and what they have done performance wise to earn any additional
Hack by Chris Van Kooten on December 9, 2011

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