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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.

117 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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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
The management of the future might be created by admitting the global interdependency and thus involving new standards followed by rules and regulations that will confirm interdependency to create
Hack by Ales Trunk on May 10, 2012
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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
In most organizations, the staff is so monopolized by day-to-day demands that innovation never seems the thing to do.
Hack by Butch Walker on June 14, 2012
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
In emerging markets, the lack of talent forces HR dept to concentrate more on recruiting more people rather than devising strategies towards retaining the existing employees.
Hack by Gaurav Varma on March 20, 2011
Learn the 3 T’s of Leadership Motivational Communication: what to say, when to say it and how to say it!
Story by Skip Weisman on September 19, 2011
In this short essay I'll try to sketch an incentive schema that should bring a solution to the Principle-Agent Problem.
While we collectively talk incessantly about "learning" organizations, we do not provide a podium for people to express thier TWO fundamental (and probably the most impactful) feelings   a.
Hack by Ravindra Krishnappa on November 10, 2011

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