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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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Lately, I read an article in Business Week by a so called expert… in the second sentence the expert made the comment that you should love what you do.Recently, on Good Morning America a reporter was i
Story by Jim McGriff, Jr. on May 5, 2015
We need leaders today that know how to create engagement and unleash innovation in every person from the front desk to the C-Suite through autonomy, accountability … and a little bit of surfing. 
Hack by Rick Hansen on April 19, 2018
Have organisations progressed through the legendary McGregor’s Theory X and Theory Y to the present day Theory Z.
Hack by Enock Ndlovu on February 26, 2011
Utilizing a robust set of idea management software solutions, O.co also known as Overstock.com, has created open and engaging communities that allow collaboration and innovation by all stakeholders ac
Story by Roger Johnson on July 18, 2011
In the Jaycee organization there is a simple definition of a leader; a leader has followers. I learned there are several types of followers; voluntary, hired, and assigned.
Story by Jim McGriff, Jr. on February 23, 2014
The advantages of new networking sites is only starting to emerge in organizations. Part of these advantages come from the value of communities that form and shape themselves around topics.
Hack by Niko van Eeghen on July 7, 2010
‘Desmond David Hume’ is a character of famous thriller TV series ‘Lost’. In every 108 minutes he enters a number into the computer to save the world.
Hack by Avijit Saha on December 3, 2010
In Modular Organization 1.0 (read Enterprising with the Flow, [updated to] Modular Organization 1.1), we establish the framework where organization works to develop alternate competencies in "blocks a
Hack by Eidit Hashim on March 19, 2011
In shortVirtuality is only capital intensive in its requirements for real-life server hosts and the infrastructure to provide access to the virtual world.  The businesses that invest capital in t

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