Why command-and-control leadership is a thing of the past

by | Apr 26, 2022

Why command-and-control style leadership is a thing of the past…or at least it SHOULD be…

I facilitated a webinar a short while ago with over 80 mid-and senior-level Human Resources professionals in attendance, focused on the Coach Approach to Leadership.

In it, I asked this question: “If you’ve experienced top-down, command-and-control style leadership, what was it like and what was the impact?”

Here are some of the actual responses:

-> “Yes and I quit the job.”

-> “I was unmotivated at work.”

-> “Reduced #engagement.”

-> “Didn’t feel heard, or like [I was] a part of solutions.”

-> “Poor #morale.”

-> “Felt that I wasn’t trusted enough to do my job.”

-> “Intimidating and lost engagement.”

-> “Reduces creative, out-of-the-box thinking.”

-> “Not trusted and not heard.”

-> “Very demeaning.”

-> “Restrictive and reduced productivity.”

-> “#Micromanagement at its worst.”

The truth is command-and-control style leadership is a thing of the past.

In crisis situations, directives may be necessary. During emergency situations, there may not be much time for #feedback, #collaboration, or #delegation.

But here’s the thing: if our teams function only in survival mode, it’s impossible to thrive.

Thriving means #ENGAGED employees and breakthrough BUSINESS #RESULTS.

The future of your organization needs more than just the status quo.

And when we embrace a COACH APPROACH to leadership, rather than a top-down style of leadership, our teams function at the highest level and our people enjoy coming to work.

If you’re interested in learning more about the Coach Approach to #Leadership, contact me and we’ll set up a time to chat.