Given the rise of constant change, high market volatility, and continual organizational struggles to build infrastructure to match ever-increasing expectations related to performance, many leaders are making a great leap backwards to command and control leadership as the only solution. Right now, I am witnessing an increasing number of executives who are deploying this form of leadership to solve all of their problems as fast as possible. While the initial results may be beneficial, and help with constant, messy change, the major problem with this form of leadership is that it often comes wrapped in fear and intimidation, resulting in few people willing to take a risk outside their comfort zones.
However, there is another choice. It is to gather with other senior executives at the Spring 2014 From Vision to Action Executive Roundtable on April 9 - 10 in West Des Moines, Iowa, and to explore alternatives to command and control which generate improved focus, commitment and effort. Here is a link for more details on this unique learning opportunity:
I hope you can join us as we seek to find more effective pathways to clear and effect action.