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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 corporate vision to be effective must be communicated to the first line employee. First line managers are critical to this process.
Story by Jim McGriff, Jr. on October 9, 2015
Innovator managers are more than caretakers: they lead. They know the path to follow. They make it fun.
Story by Jim McGriff, Jr. on August 11, 2015
There is a big difference between concensus decisons and colloratvie decisions. One is much more effective because the decision is closer to the worker.
Story by Jim McGriff, Jr. on July 13, 2015
Remember the quality you provide to a corporation is not on the walls of your office. This most times is the past and not the present.
Story by Jim McGriff, Jr. on May 16, 2015
Lately, I read an article in Business Week by a so called expert… in the second sentence the expert made the comment that you should love what you do.Recently, on Good Morning America a reporter was i
Story by Jim McGriff, Jr. on May 5, 2015
First line managers must use wisdom to make effective decisions. They must reconciled differences between people and processes. When we think of wisdom we usually think of King Solomon.
Story by Jim McGriff, Jr. on April 9, 2015
It is with great anticipation, I begin to share my share excerpts of my upcoming book, The Risk Factor: Why Every Organization Needs Big Bets, Bold Characters, and the Occasional Spectacular
Do you seek a greater work/life balance? Would you like next year to be the most exciting year your family has ever had together?
Story by Joe Sharp on July 25, 2014
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

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