Top Down Leadership Does Work, If You’re Stuck in the Industrial Age
Lead Change Blog
JULY 21, 2016
Power and control, positional authority — we’re all familiar with autocratic leadership styles as these approaches have been around for centuries. And top-down, hierarchical leadership styles can still be effective for managing an organization, especially those that mass-produce specific products. When the expectations of top-down leadership become unrealistic, the workplace turns into a pressure cooker, and employees no longer feel safe to speak up.