Mr. Bower urges all senior managers to abandon "Command-and-Control" structures. Amen to that!
These structures were invented in the 18th and 19th Century during the Industrial Revolution. They continued to be the top model during the 20th Century, and they are still in use in many organizations today. To the surprise of many, Information Age managers continue to "hang on", wondering why the system doesn't work. It is to those managers that I recommend Mr. Bower's article. My readers are familiar with my view that today's organizations need leaders at all levels to be successful. This can only happen when senior managers embrace leadership as the driving force for the 21st Century organization, and when they build environments of trust and engagement.
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