“The dominant leadership types: controllers and empowerers”
Professor Amit S. Mukherjee

Inspiring Employee Creativity

In a thought-powered world, planning and execution are merely table stakes for leadership

Two types of leaders dominate today’s work environment. “Controllers” prescribe standards, closely drive execution, analyze data that’s produced to progressively refine the standards, and evaluate people on their past performance. “Empowerers” prefer forward-looking discussions with direct reports. They use these to decide what work needs to be done.

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