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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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I managed to finish writing a book or so called booklet called: How to lead IT knowledge workers.This book is based on this story:I have heard around always knowledge workers need special type of
Story by Chris Shayan on February 2, 2013
As we got an assignment of a rather conservative German based electricity supplier to start a organizational development process after an employee survey.
Story by Markus Schwemmle on July 17, 2011
I in a recent meeting with about 15 local small business CEOs I was struck by a discussion about one firm’s growth struggles.
Story by Jack McGuinness on February 2, 2011
Social Media for Knowledge Capture and Question Answering in Executable English over Databases.  It could become the next big thing after Twitter and Facebook.  And, it's free.To use the sys
Story by Adrian Walker on May 26, 2011
As a business consultant you are asked to increase the production of the exisitng shopfloor for a manufacturing organisation.
Story by Vinod Das S.K. on March 19, 2011
In an era of federally mandated school turnarounds, Cristo Rey Boston High School is an example of a self-directed improvement plan in which a principal and a core group of teachers were empowered to
Story by Jeffrey D. Thielman on May 28, 2013
METROLEADS is an innovative culture-shaping, growth and solutions-oriented higher education program aimed at increasing employee engagement, the flow of ideas at Metropolitan State College o
Story by Paul Cesare on January 14, 2011
We talk a lot about how important communication is.  Communication within our organizations is one of the easiest, most valuable tools we have, and we don't always find a way to use it properly.&
Story by Michelle Paitich on September 20, 2010
How individual contributors can move beyond the latest emergency outbreak to battle negative perceptions and ever-escalating commitments.
Story by Shelly de Greeve on September 20, 2010
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

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