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Commanding Leadership Examples in Business

This article contains a few real-life commanding leadership examples from my career as a CEO. I hope you find these commanding leadership examples interesting and that you can utilize my experiences in your favor. Before we get to the examples, I will give you a short introduction to commanding leadership to set the scene. If …

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Commanding Leadership – What is it? Pros/Cons? Examples?

As a CEO, I have met all too many commanding leaders. The commanding leadership style quickly becomes ineffective in more complex situations involving senior people and leads to horrible employee engagement in the long run. However, commanding leadership can work well for low complexity tasks in more junior teams. This article explains the commanding leadership …

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The Kurt Lewin Leadership Experiments

The Three leadership styles by Kurt Lewin rose to fame as part of the Lewin leadership experiments of 1938 and 1939. This article presents the Lewin leadership styles experiments together with some well-founded criticism putting their results into a different light. We start with a few answers to set the stage for you. What was …

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Criticism of the Lewin leadership styles: Why they are bad, and why you should avoid them

If you have read my article on the Kurt Lewin Leadership Styles, you noticed my skepticism towards them. This article explains my reasoning in a bit more detail. I see five areas of significant concern for the usability and viability of the Lewin leadership styles framework. I explain them thoroughly in this article. In the …

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Kurt Lewin Leadership Styles

The Kurt Lewin leadership styles is one of the oldest leadership styles frameworks there is. Additionally, the Lewin leadership styles are probably the most commonly mentioned today, very much undeserved, as I will show in this article. As my own leadership career and my interest and proficiency in leadership styles have grown, the more I …

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Affiliative Leadership Examples in the Workplace

When I discuss leadership styles with others, they often ask me for examples of affiliative leadership in the workplace. For some reason, it seems daunting to find those excellent examples that are easily translated to other workplaces. This article provides you with workplace examples that hopefully inspire you to be an affiliative leader. For those …

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Leadership Development: Why We Need It and Why It Is Important

As a CEO, I am brutally aware that we live in an ever-changing world where technological and societal change brings advantages and challenges in unison. Companies demand plenty of skillsets to tackle these shifts and attain success in their industries. Leadership skills are undoubtedly crucial, yet Leadership Development often gets too little focus. Why Do …

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How does autocratic leadership motivate employees?

The quick answer to how autocratic leadership motivates employees is simple. Autocratic leadership does not motivate employees. It demotivates employees and effectively destroys employee engagement. I’ve gone from specialist to CEO in my leadership career and seen many autocratic leaders fail miserably with employee motivation on the way. How does autocratic leadership motivate employees? Autocratic …

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Management By Walking Around Explained By a CEO

Management by Walking Around is a very beneficial concept for leaders. I have used it to great effect during my CEO career, where it has contributed to driving employee engagement extraordinarily fast, as I will share with you in this article. What is Management By Walking Around? Management By Walking Around (MBWA) is a strategy …

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