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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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196 Hacks
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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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An objective performance evaluation is an illusion, but many leaders haven't realised it.
Hack by Bjarte Bogsnes on December 2, 2014
Implement a “transparent” corporate e-mail system, with anyone within the organization able to search the content of any published e-mail.
Hack by Gary Hamel on April 6, 2011
All living systems are very sensitive to environmental conditions, because this sensitivity defines their permanence.
Hack by Marcelo Manucci on March 26, 2015
We have been educated for stability – and we continue to train people to be effective in known territories – but the current competitive environment is unstable.
Hack by Marcelo Manucci on May 30, 2013
According to Michael Porter value is the chain of activities for a company that operates in a specific industry.
Hack by Avijit Saha on March 15, 2011
In a world where employee engagement and autonomy are becoming increasingly necessary, are we inadvertently exposing ourselves to risk - the risk of making decisions that are distorted by emotional fa
Hack by Matthew Chernishov on May 23, 2011

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