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Controlling Leadership

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One of the biggest leadership myths around is the myth about leadership control. If you buy into the control myth then you likely believe that once you have a position of leadership you will also have substantially more control over people, things, and circumstances than you did before.

You might have a little more but not much and not often.

I see new leaders all the time trying to over control people and situations and it’s almost always a mistake. New leaders try to get their people to think like them, to act like them and to do most everything just like them. They try to exercise their ?authority? over their people and they end up with compliant people but not committed ones.

New leaders (okay, there are a lot of experienced leaders who think this too) believe their people have to do what they are told in the way…

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