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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.

115 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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‘Going to work’ used to mean showing up at the office where your manager would tell you what to work on that day and closely monitor your progress. This is obviously no longer the case.
A leader has two main responsibility.1. Establish his/her vision and communicate it to the organisation's community.
Story by Ghislain Demers on April 2, 2014
We are experiencing the rise of the 'creative thinker.' The modern problem solver who is motivated by getting things done, masterfully.
Story by Martijn van Tilburg on March 31, 2014
Here’s a story how a small team tried to bring the best of both worlds together in a complex, corporate setup – effective processes and a humane environment that reaches deep into personal traits.&nbs
Story by Maciej Kaniowski on March 30, 2014
When we submitted our  ‘Project 10X’ hack last June as a part of MIX’s ‘Leaders Everywhere Challenge’ we imagined piloting that innovative change strategy within one of Silicon Valley’s
Story by Bill Veltrop on March 23, 2014
Co-Authored By Max Shkud
Everyone wants to be the leader and no one wants to be a follower, right?It certainly would seeem that way.
Hack by Nicola Kitson on March 8, 2014
In the Jaycee organization there is a simple definition of a leader; a leader has followers. I learned there are several types of followers; voluntary, hired, and assigned.
Story by Jim McGriff, Jr. on February 23, 2014

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