Why is Commanding Leadership Style Still Abundant?

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Why is Commanding Leadership Style Still Abundant?
Chivandi, Lecturer, Zimbabwe, Member
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?...Sign up

What's Behind Commanding Leadership Style
Jose Luis Roces, Professor, Argentina, Premium Member
Behind this leadership style is a mental model focus on control. When the level of consciousness...Sign up

Commanding Leadership Style
Stuart Langridge, Manager, United Kingdom, Member
The commanding leadership style is about managers that are unable to encourage or motivate staff to fulfil their best potential because they have set ...Sign up

Leadership Style
George Yeh, Consultant, China, Member
It is all about self confidence....Sign up

Commanding Leadership and Underlying Fear
Tamara Moore, Management Consultant, United States, Member
Autocrats have underlying fear. By controlling everything in their world (and everyone elses) they falsely believe they are safe.
However ...Sign up

Why Commanding Leadership Style
John Spenceley
Controlling managers are not appointed by their subordinates, but by people who are looking for people who can promise delivery.
Those who have ...Sign up

Ego, Fear and Keeping Knowledge to Themselves
Glen T. Mashburn, Consultant, United States, Member
There can be a complicated answer to this question. The persistence of "commanding leadership" often has to do with an individual "leader's" ego, t...Sign up

When is a Commanding Leadership Style Required?
David Wilson, Manager, Canada, Premium Member
When would you expect to see a commanding leadership style used? Are leaders properly trained? Or do they just react to situations based on the...Sign up

Command and Control a Necessary Evil!
Dr. Luis De La Cruz, Professor, United States, Member
Organizational radical changes similar to those in GE during Jack Welch's tenure justify a top down appro...Sign up

When is a Commanding Leadership Style Required?
viv lopila, Canada, Member
When one is not asked to lead, but assumes leadership anywhere, one has many options of leadership style.
Usually the commanding one suites self...Sign up

Reasons for Commanding Leadership Style
kamholtz, United States, Member
This style has its place in management. General para military and military organizations will utilize this method most often.
The problem arrive...Sign up

Commanding Leadership Style Suggests Certainty to Public
Besides analyzing personal characteristics such as a leader's mental model, I think it is important to have a look at investors' expectations.
Al...Sign up

Why the Commanding Leadership Still Exist..
JACK COOK, Consultant, United States, Member
Command leadership still exists for the same reason the ancients carved idols--fear of the future.
Also a critical mass of workers/peo...Sign up

Command Leader Style is Male Dominated
Garth Nowland-Foreman
It's a male dominated model.
But I think its also a factor of paying leaders too much. If one person gets paid 10-100 times the sal...Sign up

Commanding Leadership can be Necessary
Dilip Khanal, CEO, Nepal, Member
The commanding leadership might not be bad in many cases. A leader has to lead the team for achieving the goal. Some types of goals demand for comm...Sign up

People Without Leadership Skills
Jesper Jensen, Student (MBA), United States, Member
With 14 years of experience as an officer in the air force I have seen my share of commanding leadership styles and have found the people utilizing th...Sign up

Reasons for Commanding Leadership
Don Jayakody, Consultant, Sri Lanka, Member
Commanding leaders try to hold on to power rather than believing in connecting with and supporting others....Sign up

Special Circumstances such as a Crisis
GS RADJOU, CEO, France, Member
In time of crisis people need to have clear directions and leaders with a hand on the running of the organization.
Long-term vision is th...Sign up

Leaders are Role Models
Deb Bynum, Manager, United States, Member
Effective leadership skills come from a combination of experience and education along with the ability to communicate with people. It may sound trite ...Sign up

Why Commanding Persona..
jim morse, Project Manager, United States, Member
The leader is accountable and visable..
2nd... Look and understand the nature of "power'... It is essential.. And dangerious...
I am glad ...Sign up

Do Nice Guys - and Gals - Really Finish Last?
John Spenceley
Do nice guys finish last, and get paid less?
Some new research has tested this nice guy hypothesis, with somewhat surprising results. A recent st...Sign up

Commanding Style Organisation Head
P Bhaskaran, Manager, India, Member
This kind of commanding leadership style will not work for long and will not produce the best results. It deflates peoples motivation and fuels the co...Sign up

Dealing with Commanding Leader Style. Solution
selven, Student (University), Mauritius, Member
I highly believe that commanding leadership styles is still present due to the use of traditional appraisal systems in which managers are typic...Sign up

Why do Commanding Styles Win Top Jobs
John Spenceley
Just as a stage is designed by sexual selection for battle with sexual rivals and a peacock is designed for seduction, so a manís psychology is design...Sign up

Lack of Humility + Position of Power
Nicolas Stampf, Project Manager, France, Member
For me, it boils down to two things: a lack of humility making a manager believing his idea is right and a position of power that easily...Sign up

Command and Control is not Leadership
Sven T. Berg, CxO / Board, United States, Member
A 24+ year career in the military has taught me that the ability to command or control (C2) is not leadership. C2, at best, can garner compliance, but...Sign up

Commanding Style Leadership is Needed
Radha Raj, India, Member
Whether it is demoralising or not, the fact that this style of leadership is continuing shows that followers require clear guidelines and time frames ...Sign up

Why is Commanding Leadership Style Still So Prevalent?
Kathleen A. Paris, Consultant, United States, Member
The commanding style is much easier, takes less skill than more collaborative, participative styles.
But it's a style most people have seen the m...Sign up

Commanding Leadership Source of Problems
John Spenceley
Great leaders achieve more than great managers I suspect.
Commanding managers often appoint people who aren't threats and whom they can blame...Sign up

No Room for Commanding Leadership in Sweden
edward sevume, Sweden, Member
Very interesting topic and while reading the comments above I realize an ocean of cultural differences in management.
In Sweden, we belie...Sign up

Micro Management > Demotivation
Sally Rimmer, Project Manager, United Kingdom, Member
Having recently changed from a manager who knew the value of delegation and allowed the people they were managing to do their jobs, a change to a m...Sign up

Contingent Micromanagement
Dr. Luis De La Cruz, Professor, United States, Member
Fred Fiedler (1967) argued there is no one best way to lead. A leader is more effective if his or her style matches power position, situation, and con...Sign up

Commanding Leadership and Discipline
Sylvia Grant, Consultant, Australia, Member
Commanding leadership is superfluous in an environment where people practice:
1) Personal discipline,
2) Thought discipline, and
3) A...Sign up

The Near Extinct Commanding Leadership Style
Francina Namgongo, Manager, Member
@Sally Rimmer: I have recently observed that the older generation born in the 60s, 50s and 40s are more in favour o...Sign up

It Won't Be Extinct
Dilip Khanal, CEO, Nepal, Member
@Francina Namgongo: I was born in 1956, yet I am considered as a very liberal leader among my colleagues.
Your...Sign up

Commanding Leadership Style and Birth Dates
edward sevume, Sweden, Member
@francina namgongo: I too was born in the 60ies and I do not believe in a commanding leadership style. The notion that commanding leadership might be ...Sign up

Leadership Qualities
Sylvia Grant, Consultant, Australia, Member
In my experience the best leaders are those who:
1. Have the confidence to be humble and admit they are only human like everyone else.
2. Ha...Sign up

Turning Managers Into Leaders
Dilip Khanal, CEO, Nepal, Member
@Sylvia Grant: I fully agree with you on these preferable leadership qualities. In my opinion, we may not be able t...Sign up

Micro Managers Becoming Extinct
Sally Rimmer, Project Manager, United Kingdom, Member
@Francina Namgongo: But I am one of those 'older' managers born in the 60s! Some of us are not such dinosaurs and a...Sign up

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