Why is the Commanding Leadership Style Still Abundant?




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Chivandi
Lecturer, Zimbabwe

Why is the 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?
 

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Jose Luis Roces
Professor, Argentina
 

What's Behind Commanding Leadership Style

Behind this leadership style is a mental model focus on CONTROL.
As soon as the level of consciousness of a leader of manager has developed, a mental model appears focusing on LEARNING, which is better in many situations. Because it allows the workers to reach their full potential.

 
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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.

 
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Tamara Moore, United States
 

Commanding Leadership and Underlying Fear

Autocrats have underlying fear. By controlling everything in their world (and everyone elses) they f... Sign up

 
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John Spenceley, United Kingdom
 

Why Commanding Leadership Style

Controlling managers are not appointed by their subordinates, but by people who are looking for peop... Sign up

 
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Glen T. Mashburn
Consultant, United States
 

Ego, Fear and Keeping Knowledge to Themselves

There can be a complicated answer to this question. The persistence of "commanding leadership" often... Sign up

 
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David Wilson
Manager, Canada
 

When is a Commanding Leadership Style Required?

When would you expect to see a commanding leadership style used? Are leaders properly trained? Or do... Sign up

 
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Dr. Luis De La Cruz
Professor, United States
 

Command and Control a Necessary Evil!

Organizational radical changes similar to those in GE during Jack Welch's tenure justify a top down ... Sign up

 
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viv lopila
Canada
 

When is a Commanding Leadership Style Required?

When one is not asked to lead, but assumes leadership anywhere, one has many options of leadership s... Sign up

 
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kamholtz
United States
 

Reasons for Commanding Leadership Style

This style has its place in management. General para military and military organizations will utiliz... Sign up

 
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Gustavsson, Netherlands
 

Commanding Leadership Style Suggests Certainty to Public

Besides analyzing personal characteristics such as a leader's mental model, I think it is important ... Sign up

 
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JACK COOK
Consultant, United States
 

Why the Commanding Leadership Still Exist..

Command leadership still exists for the same reason the ancients carved idols--fear of the future. ... Sign up

 
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Garth Nowland-Foreman, New Zealand
 

Command Leader Style is Male Dominated

It's a male dominated model. But I think its also a factor of paying leaders too much. If one perso... Sign up

 
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Dilip Khanal
CEO, Nepal
 

Commanding Leadership can be Necessary

The commanding leadership might not be bad in many cases. A leader has to lead the team for achievin... Sign up

 
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Jesper Jensen, United States
 

People Without Leadership Skills

With 14 years of experience as an officer in the air force I have seen my share of commanding leader... Sign up

 
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Don Jayakody, Sri Lanka
 

Reasons for Commanding Leadership

Commanding leaders try to hold on to power rather than believing in connecting with and supporting o... Sign up

 
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GS RADJOU
CEO, France
 

Special Circumstances such as a Crisis

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Deb Bynum, United States
 

Leaders are Role Models

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jim morse
Project Manager, United States
 

Why Commanding Persona..

The leader is accountable and visable.. 2nd... Look and understand the nature of "power'... It is ... Sign up

 
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John Spenceley, United Kingdom
 

Do Nice Guys - and Gals - Really Finish Last?

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P Bhaskaran
Manager, India
 

Commanding Style Organisation Head

This kind of commanding leadership style will not work for long and will not produce the best result... Sign up

 
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selven
Student (University), Mauritius
 

Dealing with Commanding Leader Style. Solution

I highly believe that commanding leadership styles is still present due to the use of traditional ap... Sign up

 
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John Spenceley, United Kingdom
 

Why do Commanding Styles Win Top Jobs

Just as a stage is designed by sexual selection for battle with sexual rivals and a peacock is desig... Sign up

 
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Nicolas Stampf
Project Manager, France
 

Lack of Humility + Position of Power

For me, it boils down to two things: a lack of humility making a manager believing his idea is right... Sign up

 
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Sven T. Berg
CxO / Board, United States
 

Command and Control is not Leadership

A 24+ year career in the military has taught me that the ability to command or control (C2) is not l... Sign up

 
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Radha Raj
India
 

Commanding Style Leadership is Needed

Whether it is demoralising or not, the fact that this style of leadership is continuing shows that f... Sign up

 
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Kathleen A. Paris
Consultant, United States
 

Why is Commanding Leadership Style Still So Prevalent?

The commanding style is much easier, takes less skill than more collaborative, participative styles.... Sign up

 
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John Spenceley, United Kingdom
 

Commanding Leadership Source of Problems

Great leaders achieve more than great managers I suspect. Commanding managers often appoint people... Sign up

 
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edward sevume
Sweden
 

No Room for Commanding Leadership in Sweden

Very interesting topic and while reading the comments above I realize an ocean of cultural differenc... Sign up

 
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Sally Rimmer
Project Manager, United Kingdom
 

Micro Management > Demotivation

Having recently changed from a manager who knew the value of delegation and allowed the people they ... Sign up

 
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Dr. Luis De La Cruz
Professor, United States
 

Contingent Micromanagement

Fred Fiedler (1967) argued there is no one best way to lead. A leader is more effective if his or he... Sign up

 
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Sylvia Grant
Consultant, Australia
 

Commanding Leadership and Discipline

Commanding leadership is superfluous in an environment where people practice: 1) Personal disciplin... Sign up

 
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Francina Namgongo, Namibia
 

The Near Extinct Commanding Leadership Style

@Sally Rimmer: I have recently observed that the older generation born in the 60s, 50s and 40s are m... Sign up

 
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Dilip Khanal
CEO, Nepal
 

It Won't Be Extinct

@Francina Namgongo: I was born in 1956, yet I am considered as a very liberal leader among my collea... Sign up

 
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edward sevume
Sweden
 

Commanding Leadership Style and Birth Dates

@francina namgongo: I too was born in the 60ies and I do not believe in a commanding leadership styl... Sign up

 
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Sylvia Grant
Consultant, Australia
 

Leadership Qualities

In my experience the best leaders are those who: 1. Have the confidence to be humble and admit they... Sign up

 
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Dilip Khanal
CEO, Nepal
 

Turning Managers Into Leaders

@Sylvia Grant: I fully agree with you on these preferable leadership qualities. In my opinion, we ma... Sign up

 
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Sally Rimmer
Project Manager, United Kingdom
 

Micro Managers Becoming Extinct

@Francina Namgongo: But I am one of those 'older' managers born in the 60s! Some of us are not such ... Sign up

 
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Jaap de Jonge
Editor, Netherlands
 

3 Tips for Micromanagers

Fisher et al. are sharing interesting findings from their research on how managers can better assist... Sign up

 
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Paramathmuni srinivas Kumar
India
 

Why There's Still a Lot of Commanding Style

Teams need to take effective action depending on the situation..That awareness of the situation and ... Sign up

 
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Rob Thompson
Coach, United Kingdom
 

Leadership is Relational and Layered

Working in education in England I come across this paradigm of controller-leadership frequently. But... Sign up

 
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Frederic A Parker
Consultant, United States
 

So-Called 'Commanding Leadership' in Military

I have been directly involved in leadership development since 1972, including 20+ years as a US Mari... Sign up

 
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Norman Dragt
Netherlands
 

I Hope I Understood you Correctly

@Rob Thompson: Leadership takes grooming to become more than just control, but external influences l... Sign up

 
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Rob Thompson
Coach, United Kingdom
 

I Am Empathathising!

@Norman Dragt: I agree with you Norman - the problem with external discourses which impose metrics a... Sign up

 
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Molokanova
Professor, Ukraine
 

Why the Commanding Leadership Still Exist?

Since the last century, the traditional approach of management by instructions (MBI), which dominate... Sign up

 
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Maurice Hogarth
Consultant, United Kingdom
 

The Why for the Command-Tell Style

So, why is the "command style" still abundant? 1. For negative reasons: It is simple and easy and r... Sign up

   

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