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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.

118 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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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
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
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
 The 21st Century is upon us and with it a new and growing set of challenges are in front of government leaders, private industry CEOs and NGOs.   These challenges rang
Story by Effenus Henderson on May 14, 2010
people engagement 1.0 is dead having an arrangement that creates significance & certainty, some variety and strong connection will flow to contribution & growth (innovation & discreti
Story by Wade Keenan on July 11, 2011
For many leaders, "being transformational" means, just pursuing opportunities that fit their company's faith based visions and goals.
Story by Charles Prabakar on May 31, 2011

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