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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.

116 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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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
 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
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
Sometimes, a company's mistakes can be the best way to learn.
Story by Samantha Hager on March 20, 2017
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
The mass retirement of organisations’ current leadership over the past few years, has and still is putting pressure on organisations, to re-examine their recruiting strategies to ensure that the a hig
Barrier by Busi Nkosi on May 4, 2011
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
Seven hundred thousand children were neglected and/or abused in the U.S.
Hack by Kathleen Feely on December 16, 2011

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