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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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Story by Rasheedah Jones on July 14, 2013
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Story by Samantha Hager on March 20, 2017
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Story by Adrian Walker on May 26, 2011
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Story by Ghislain Demers on April 2, 2014
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Story by Samantha Hager on April 19, 2017
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Story by Dan Schmitt on April 28, 2012
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Story by Jim McGriff, Jr. on March 14, 2016
How does a leader attract and retain valuable talent? It is often difficult to find out what motivates people to stay or leave.
Story by John Schwarz on January 5, 2011
Learn the 3 T’s of Leadership Motivational Communication: what to say, when to say it and how to say it!
Story by Skip Weisman on September 19, 2011

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