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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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In the knowledge era, we still have no real way to encode and share knowledge, the DNA of a modern organization.The WHY Code is a fundamental way to unblock organizational knowledge flow, empowering p
Hack by Trevor Davies on December 11, 2011
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
Stop and imagine for a moment that there may possibly be a naturally unfolding, emerging awareness, which is currently influencing commercial, business interactions, but also influencing more general
Hack by John Roth on December 11, 2011
The most successful companies have a higher purpose beyond profit and shareholder value. Yet many companies are adrift, without knowing why they exist. So how does a company find its purpose?
Hack by Tom Nixon on September 1, 2013
We the people, of your nameless, faceless organization, in order to form a more perfect union, do ordain and establish this Hack for reinventing how leaders are promoted.
Hack by David Burkus on October 9, 2010
Create a networked community connecting present and ex-consultants that 1) promotes sharing of solutions and problems2) identifies resources availability for projects
Hack by Bernard Tan on July 13, 2011
Some say with relief that the old economy’s gone. Other’s say that new markets may never emerge.
Hack by Ellen Weber on September 4, 2011
Repeated instances of corporate and institutional neglect should evoke better attentiveness toward a reconsideration of authentic responsibility.
Hack by John Roth on September 30, 2016

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