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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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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
All living systems are very sensitive to environmental conditions, because this sensitivity defines their permanence.
Hack by Marcelo Manucci on March 26, 2015
  Cost (in production, research, retail, and accounting), is the value of money that has been used up to produce something, and hence is not available for use anymore (Wi
Hack by Emeka Ikwukeme on January 25, 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
An objective performance evaluation is an illusion, but many leaders haven't realised it.
Hack by Bjarte Bogsnes on December 2, 2014
The interest in alternative forms of organization is helped by a greater understanding of their nature.In this Hack, I hope to be clear about what management-less organizations are NOT
Hack by Julian Wilson on November 3, 2014
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
"Like" in a blink, versus "S.M.A.R.T comment" ? Let's value these objects .Mixers : let's get into some "Taxonomics".
Hack by Frederic J.Leconte on October 24, 2014
A “Five Finger Management Practice" to effectively engage, enhance and retain talent. To drive growth, profitability and innovation!
Hack by Sidarth Tikoo on September 7, 2014
From time to time, let everyone in a team  exercise leadership by setting up a system that picks a new leader randomly.The main focus of that randomly selected leader will be to serve their team,
Hack by Alberto Blanco on July 29, 2014

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