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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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How does a leader attract and retain valuable talent? It is often difficult to find out what motivates people to stay or leave.
Story by John Schwarz on January 5, 2011
I've been lucky enough to hear Hamel in person recently,  & something he said struck a chord...
Story by Jonty Monopoli on September 16, 2010
No money, no power, no establishment but leading more than US $1.5 billion organization to enter a new manufacturing technology and make a global business out of technology developed by me.
 The 21st Century is upon us and with it a new and growing set of challenges are in front of government leaders, private industry CEOs and NGOs.   These challenges rang
Story by Effenus Henderson on May 14, 2010
To create an effective system that will enable a company or an organisation to manage, control and measure company values within the company or an organisation.
Story by Perenitana Suisala on March 19, 2011
Once upon a time there was a successful knight. He lived in a beautiful and prosperous kingdom whose old king was wise and just, as had been his predecessors for many generations.
Story by Bernhard Sterchi on July 15, 2018
In an effort to help local supervisors tackle their superhero roles and responsibilities, a  5-module training program for supervisors was enhanced  by adding a  pre-reading and writing
Story by Nicole Martin on May 26, 2011
Utilizing a robust set of idea management software solutions, O.co also known as Overstock.com, has created open and engaging communities that allow collaboration and innovation by all stakeholders ac
Story by Roger Johnson on July 18, 2011
The very first project I ever worked on to improve leadership and workplace communication, I did the only thing I knew how to do in starting the project.
Story by Skip Weisman on August 23, 2011
Capital Market Business Analysts/Functional consultants in my company (Accenture) work at different client locations across different parts of the world.
Story by Kausik on August 8, 2010

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