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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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This hack is a model designed on the facts: where we were, where have we taken the wrong turn and where do we go next, maybe towards a new model of enlightened capitalism, as a rupture in the world of
Hack by Alexandru Bodislav on March 11, 2012
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
Within the framework of three pillars of humanistic management, how to build a leadership that is runned by authenticity. The three pillars are: 1. Alterity and Dignity; 2.
Using fluid team structures 1) to promote new serendipitous connections and innovation, 2) to develop people for competencies rather than prescribed roles, 3) to better match those people to business
Hack by Ben Biddle on May 9, 2012
Directors would have to maintain active presence in an internal Facebook—accessible by and responding to everyone. People would know where their leaders are and what are their 'status', always
Hack by Mohammad Oli Ahad on July 17, 2011
With most pyramidal organization structures, these days, happen to demand too much of the too few, from the top, and not much of everyone else in the ranks, the general consensus, among
Hack by Charles Prabakar on May 27, 2013
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

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