HBR - lead when not in charge

HBR (Harvard Business Review) has done it again - a really interesting blog post about "How to lead when you´re not in charge". Gary Hamel and Polly LaBarre states that "in order to engage in a conversation about leadership, you have to assume you have no power — that you aren't "in charge" of anything and that you can't sanction those who are unwilling to do your bidding."

They continue with "the attributes of individuals who can inspire others and multiply their impact":

  • They are seers - living in the future
  • They are contrarians - free of conventional wisdom
  • They are architects - leveraging social technologies
  • They are mentors - giving away power
  • They are connectors - spotting the "combinational chemistry"
  • They are bushwhackers - clearing the trail for new ideas
  • They are guardians - defenders of core values
  • They are citizens - doing as much good as possible for as many as possible

So, the big question is; 

  • are you a bureaucrat or a leader?

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