Command-and-Control . . . and Compassion?

Military organizations are known for using a command-and-control approach to leadership:  Orders are communicated dryly and are carried out without a question being asked in reply—and certainly without a discussion being held. In one of my consultations, a soldier was discussing with me the difficulties he faces with his commanding officer.  As I expected, the… Continue reading Command-and-Control . . . and Compassion?

Looking in Other Directions

Everyone knows this truth:  Not all people who hold executive positions are good leaders. Experience has taught me a sharper truth:  Most of the people holding executive positions are poor leaders. Haven’t you worked in an organization in which employees routinely spoke in a derogatory manner about the boss?  “He’s an idiot.”  “You can’t believe… Continue reading Looking in Other Directions