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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.

120 Stories
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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Leaders must be managers; but, managers do not necessarily have to be leaders. Leaders have to manage all the resources at their disposal, self, others, communication, etc.
Story by Jim McGriff, Jr. on February 7, 2017
Today's world asks more of us as leaders than ever before.
Hack by Danelle Jones on February 3, 2017
The race is on. All around me, the others are starting to move in the same direction.
Story by Bernhard Sterchi on December 13, 2016
Repeated instances of corporate and institutional neglect should evoke better attentiveness toward a reconsideration of authentic responsibility.
Hack by John Roth on September 30, 2016
Industries and markets are led by organizations that have great products and services.
Hack by Bibi N. Alli on September 28, 2016
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
How do you train employees to take charge if they do not want too? You can’t. You can only offer encouragement.To have a winning team a first line manager must require performance.
Story by Jim McGriff, Jr. on August 21, 2016
Knowing where to start, what model to use, metrics, governance, development, external resources, etc, etc, etc. can be overwhelming for an organization that wants to thrive in an idea economy.
Story by Garrick Ducat on June 13, 2016
The future of the management discipline largely depends on the rise of new forms of management drawing on circularity and distributed intelligence, which move beyond the widespread misconception that
Hack by Georges Romme on May 16, 2016

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