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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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The MissionTo build a global force that generates value for society by raising the single largest amount of money for charity on one day using only the net profit contributions of companies around the
Hack by Paul Heath on April 12, 2012
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
Innovation and collaboration require appropriate recognition for divergent attitudes and convictions.
Hack by John Roth on November 18, 2018
Human biases, stereotypes and social dynamics are hindering critical decision making processes in organizations.
Hack by Daniele Pigni on November 26, 2018
We need leaders today that know how to create engagement and unleash innovation in every person from the front desk to the C-Suite through autonomy, accountability … and a little bit of surfing. 
Hack by Rick Hansen on April 19, 2018
Directors would have to maintain active presence in an internal Facebook—accessible by and responding to everyone. People would know where their leaders are and what are their 'status', always
Hack by Mohammad Oli Ahad on July 17, 2011

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