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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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We are experiencing the rise of the 'creative thinker.' The modern problem solver who is motivated by getting things done, masterfully.
Story by Martijn van Tilburg on March 31, 2014
When we submitted our  ‘Project 10X’ hack last June as a part of MIX’s ‘Leaders Everywhere Challenge’ we imagined piloting that innovative change strategy within one of Silicon Valley’s
Story by Bill Veltrop on March 23, 2014
Co-Authored By Max Shkud
Teaming, also referred to as a self-directed work structure, participative management or a high performance work system, is a cultural priority for GE Aviation Supply Chain.  It is an effort to m
Story by Rasheedah Jones on July 14, 2013
Hindustan Unilever at last count has given over 500 CEOs to corporates across the world. In any survey of companies that consistently build world class leaders, HUL is sure to feature prominently.
Story by Stephen Remedios on July 14, 2013
The Foundation for Technical Education in Iraq wanted a world-class development model for its College CEO's  (Deans).
Story by Tony Nelson on October 18, 2011
Our conventional wisdom regards high stress executive leadership as indigenous to a high performance organization.  This belief is understandable when witnessing the ever accelerating rate of cha
Story by Bill Shirley on July 2, 2011
In an era of hyper change and hyper competition, where webbed networks level all points of control, and today's participants abhor centralization, work and life demand a new way, a more natural way.&n
Story by Rick Hansen on July 14, 2013
It is with great anticipation, I begin to share my share excerpts of my upcoming book, The Risk Factor: Why Every Organization Needs Big Bets, Bold Characters, and the Occasional Spectacular

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