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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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The future of the management discipline largely depends on the rise of new forms of management drawing on circularity and distributed intelligence, which move beyond the widespread misconception that
Hack by Georges Romme on May 16, 2016
(this hack is available as a Powerpoint - see materials)In the last 40 years complexity thinking and sociology have given us new ways to understand uncertainty and the relationship between sc
Hack by Douglas Board on July 17, 2013
The revolutionary way to lead where chief stay hidden and let others shine. Check out what this model it is about and apply it into your organization today!
Hack by Alberto Blanco on October 6, 2010
Leadership practices have something in common with aging rock bands that continue to headline in obscure little venues: both have passed their prime yet fail to recognize it.
Hack by Jane Perdue on October 31, 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
What if you could have strong ties of trust within your organization?  What if you didn’t miss opportunities to add value because you are always in the know?   Let’s put down our copies
Hack by Karl Kammerer on June 7, 2011
We are a small team.  We don’t have time for status meetings.  We can’t afford middle management.  We have no tolerance for team members that don’t produce.
Hack by Lawrence Coburn on July 7, 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
Realize that there is no need for a separate organization to manage "Human Resources." This is an outdated concept and it wrongly, unnaturally displaces responsibility for developing people from manag
Hack by Patrick Malcor on July 17, 2013
“If passion is not aroused, not much is going to happen, and responsibility will never has a chance.” Harrison Owen“Leadership everywhere” is impossible under the premises of the organizational model
Hack by Agustin Jimenez on July 8, 2013

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