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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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Too often leaders think trust should flow one way: toward them. Instead, leaders should demonstrate trust in their coworkers first.
Hack by Gary Cohen on October 15, 2010
Modern organisations need to communicate more successfully with employees by harnessing the power of web technology and social networking sites.
Hack by Christian Driscoll on October 4, 2011
We are at a historic and momentous socioeconomic inflection point where remarkable progress and deep crisis have converged to create an uncertain scenario.
Hack by Sudhir Chadalavada on May 10, 2012
What if we can create a real Democratic management that allows Employees to "Elect" the C-Level Managers themselves?
Hack by Soo Wong on March 10, 2011
Open Source Capitalism is the convergence of political, economic and social systems into an ecosystem of mankind whereby human potential can flourish at its highest level.
Hack by Dan Schmitt on April 11, 2012
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
Nowadays, everyone is talking about that organisations are to flourish in the future by reinventing management principles and practices.
Hack by Amy Liu on July 11, 2011
All Strategies hinge on successful execution.  While most managers are comfortable planning, many struggle with the intricacies of implementation.  Two factors impact successful execution ab
Hack by Njal Larson on November 18, 2011
Drill down along the C dimension.Not in the acronym order, but starting with the third one, that we can have a large impact on.Complexity is the root cause of lack o
Hack by Frederic J.Leconte on October 26, 2017

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