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The leader in this situation was known for his autocratic and authoritarian style. Unapproachable and commanding. So when a major incident occurred, no-one spoke up to prevent or avert the disaster.
My colleague is coaching a cohort of talented leaders in this company. They are stepping in to replace these old-style leaders. Because their organisation has recognised the issue and is making major changes.
I’m not giving details because the exact situation doesn’t matter. I’ve heard this story too many times now. Across all the sectors I’ve worked for.
The players are different, the outcomes, tragically, remain the same.
In complex situations, where there is a culture of commanding or controlling leadership styles; a lack of trust and failure to delegate, people are at high risk. Unnecessarily.
A commanding and controlling style of leadership is a significant underlying cause in all these situations.
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