Why is Commanding Leadership Style Still Abundant?

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Lecturer, Zimbabwe

Why is Commanding Leadership Style Still Abundant?

The commanding leadership style demotivates workers. And even if it worsens the employer <> employee relationships, and even if workers will not produce the best results under this type of leadership style, unfortunately it seems this style is still dominating professional institutions. Makes me wonder, why is it still so omnipresent?

  Jose Luis Roces
Professor, Argentina

What's Behind Commanding Leadership Style

Behind this leadership style is a mental model focus on control. When the level of consciousness of the manager has developed, a mental model appears focusing on learning, which is better in many situations.
It allows the workers to reach their full potential.

  Stuart Langridge
Manager, United Kingdom

Commanding Leadership Style

The commanding leadership style is about managers that are unable to encourage or motivate staff to fulfil their best potential because they have set their own designs on a career path and are reluctant to challenge the processes that are in place.
Empowerment is used as a buzz word, but actually means partial empowerment.
Commanding leaders do not want their staff thinking for themselves, they believe it undermines their position.
However, any forward thinking leader knows that you need to give people "room" to grow and develop. The key is to give staff a safe environment in which the needs of all can be met.

  George Yeh, China

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  Tamara Moore, United States

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  John Spenceley, United Kingdom

Why Commanding Leadership Style

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  Glen T. Mashburn
Consultant, United States

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  David Wilson
Manager, Canada

When is a Commanding Leadership Style Required?

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  Dr. Luis De La Cruz
Professor, United States

Command and Control a Necessary Evil!

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  viv lopila

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  Gustavsson, Netherlands

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  Garth Nowland-Foreman, New Zealand

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  Dilip Khanal
CEO, Nepal

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  Jesper Jensen
Student (MBA), United States

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  Don Jayakody, Sri Lanka

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CEO, France

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  Deb Bynum, United States

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  jim morse
Project Manager, United States

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  John Spenceley, United Kingdom

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  John Spenceley, United Kingdom

Why do Commanding Styles Win Top Jobs

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  Nicolas Stampf
Project Manager, France

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  Sven T. Berg
CxO / Board, United States

Command and Control is not Leadership

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  Radha Raj

Commanding Style Leadership is Needed

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  Kathleen A. Paris
Consultant, United States

Why is Commanding Leadership Style Still So Prevalent?

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  John Spenceley, United Kingdom

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  edward sevume

No Room for Commanding Leadership in Sweden

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  Sally Rimmer
Project Manager, United Kingdom

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  Dr. Luis De La Cruz
Professor, United States

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  Sylvia Grant
Consultant, Australia

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  Francina Namgongo, Namibia

The Near Extinct Commanding Leadership Style

@Sally Rimmer: I have recently observed that the o...

  Dilip Khanal
CEO, Nepal

It Won't Be Extinct

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  edward sevume

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  Sylvia Grant
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  Dilip Khanal
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  Sally Rimmer
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  Jaap de Jonge
Editor, Netherlands

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