Banishing Dependence

One of the most important and fundamental choices of modern leaders is to decide whether they will lead by map or by compass. Command-and-control-style management is about maps. It is about strict adherence to a chosen course, with no deviations allowed. It assumes someone at the top already knows the best path. It is about discipline, control and compliance. The problem is it creates a dependency mentality because management is about having the answers.