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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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 A newly appointed general manager (GM) managed to turn an unsuccessful company and not only achieving an unmatched level of performance, however he also created a trust culture in the workplace.
Story by Jacobus Tolken on October 4, 2011
Given the total lack of evidence that developing leaders actually results in better organizational performance, maybe it is time to convert what we know about leadership.
Critical Business Change is a new way of thinking to help companies evolve in a changing, interconnected world.
Hack by Orlando Solis on October 15, 2010
Sometimes, a company's mistakes can be the best way to learn.
Story by Samantha Hager on March 20, 2017
As we got an assignment of a rather conservative German based electricity supplier to start a organizational development process after an employee survey.
Story by Markus Schwemmle on July 17, 2011
I managed to finish writing a book or so called booklet called: How to lead IT knowledge workers.This book is based on this story:I have heard around always knowledge workers need special type of
Story by Chris Shayan on February 2, 2013
Seven hundred thousand children were neglected and/or abused in the U.S.
Hack by Kathleen Feely on December 16, 2011
I in a recent meeting with about 15 local small business CEOs I was struck by a discussion about one firm’s growth struggles.
Story by Jack McGuinness on February 2, 2011
Social Media for Knowledge Capture and Question Answering in Executable English over Databases.  It could become the next big thing after Twitter and Facebook.  And, it's free.To use the sys
Story by Adrian Walker on May 26, 2011

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