Do you Create Leaders or Followers?
Does your leadership style create leaders or followers? In the old ‘command and control’ days, creating followers was the way you succeeded. However, for a truly successful company, it’s more important to create leaders than followers. This YouTube video from L. David Marquet entitled “What is Leadership?” gives us a perspective on how to create leaders and thus a more effective organization. Now I ask you: What effect does his style of leadership have on a business that is operating in a commodity type of market where process is critical vs. a business that is operating in more of a Frontier market where innovation is key. Do you think it matters? Or would his brand of leadership play better in one vs. the other?