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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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Having been recognized as 8th in North America and 14th globally on Fortune Magazine’s 2009 list of Global Top Companies for Leaders, it's logical to conclude John Deere leaders kn
Story by Greg Cripple on October 11, 2010
The very first project I ever worked on to improve leadership and workplace communication, I did the only thing I knew how to do in starting the project.
Story by Skip Weisman on August 23, 2011
A steady stream of the right changes WILL put innovation into the fabric of your company.This story was written as one of the requirements to obtain the Innovation Mentor Certification as part of CIMp
Story by Joan Knight on March 1, 2017
In an effort to help local supervisors tackle their superhero roles and responsibilities, a  5-module training program for supervisors was enhanced  by adding a  pre-reading and writing
Story by Nicole Martin on May 26, 2011
The concept with the Values Day is to establish a yearly recurring day where we put emphasis on personal values in a leadership and sustainability context.
Story by Farzad Khoshnoud on April 15, 2012
We are experiencing the rise of the 'creative thinker.' The modern problem solver who is motivated by getting things done, masterfully.
Story by Martijn van Tilburg on March 31, 2014
First Line Manager: The Key to Greatness Is Enabling Not Delegating.I keep trying to get a university to realize first line management is different from upper management, to no avail.
Story by Jim McGriff, Jr. on May 22, 2013
What if you would organize your company without any management? Without any rules? Would that work? At Finext, the Netherlands, we make it work for already 20 years.
Story by JD Hogendoorn on January 4, 2016
Teaming, also referred to as a self-directed work structure, participative management or a high performance work system, is a cultural priority for GE Aviation Supply Chain.  It is an effort to m
Story by Rasheedah Jones on July 14, 2013
Sometimes, a company's mistakes can be the best way to learn.
Story by Samantha Hager on March 20, 2017

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