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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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 My name is Edgar Romero, I am from Caracas in Venezuela, but I graduated last year from college in New York City, and I would like to share a story about my last two years in school.  
Story by Edgar Romero on May 8, 2013
This is the age when Gen-Yers are coming into management and with their unique experience of a diversified society, social consciousness and healthy respect for others - the time to answer my question
Story by Venu Tiruneermalai on February 9, 2013
If you stop and think about how you think, or if you look in the proverbial mirror and try to identify what you “see” – more than likely you are framed around what you are familiar and comfortable wit
Hack by Matthew Sagaser on October 26, 2015
A chance question during a seminar exposed a cultural norm at Menlo Innovations that confounds most corporate thinkers. Menlo has no hierarchy. They are a team in the truest sense of the word.
Story by Richard Sheridan on July 14, 2013
We have structured elaborate change management plans and programs, housed in HR that have, in effect, taken away the responsibility of managing from the line managers.
Hack by john sigmon on November 2, 2014
Designers are innovators, problem solvers, and implementers.
Barrier by jagadesh subash on May 21, 2011
Inmost transformation efforts, changing the transparency of financialdata including salaries is like losing the last five pounds.
Hack by Susan Resnick West on July 2, 2011
Senior executives should spend some time "incognito" with front-line staff to find out how the company really works.
Hack by Michele Zanini on April 12, 2010
IBM India showcasing solutions to Creating A smarter Workforce to Ensure Competitive Advantage And Increased Customer Satisfaction.
Story by Chitra Iyengar on January 19, 2011

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