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Breaking the Leadership Mold: An Executive's Guide to Achieving Organizational Excellence by Maribeth Kuzmeski

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Chapter 16. PRINCIPLE #16: CREATE COMMUNITIES

The transformation of an organization from a mechanistic, silo organization to one that can nimbly and effectively adapt to today's environment requires many things from executives. It demands that they adjust their own leadership behavior, the executive team starts acting like a real team, every individual in the organization is developed as a leader, and communication is adapted to meet the demands of the new organization.

But this, in itself, is not enough. These tactics lay the foundation for change, but will not galvanize change without some deliberate action to facilitate and support individuals to work outside of traditional boundaries. When this occurs, the rigidity of a hierarchical organization ...

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