we all know
command & control style of leadership
collaborative, empowering, inclusive
style of leadership is good.
Except I’m not so sure.
Many organizations, in
an attempt to empower leaders,
create a false sense of ownership
and decision making authority.
Do you have an advisory leadership team
or a decision making leadership team?
Acting as your internal board,
are the people you put in place
truly trained & qualified to make decisions
on your behalf?
are you as the owner,
willing to let them…
and live with the consequences?
Most businesses I work with
fall into two categories:
emotional and strategic.
Emotionally run companies
are too often at the effect of
the owner and his/her many moods.
Even if there is a leadership team in place,
they are all too often only able to react
to the unpredictable moods of the owner.
Good day for the owner;
Good day for the company.
Strategic leadership, however, gives
the leadership team a map to guide them.
They are able to pro-actively make decisions
based on the vision and direction of the owner.
The former happens all too often;
the later not nearly often enough.