Leadership Styles

Command and Control By: Brandon Hones and Frank Pihoker

The Definition

  • Command and Control is using direct control of a group of people or a single person. It also means to never give up on a goal and push to achieve that goal.
  • The reason we choose this is because we like sports and it's used a lot in sports by most coaches.
  • An example is Tom Coughlin of the New York Giants with his goal of excellence and winning two Superbowls by doing that.

The Theory

  • Command and Control leadership falls under the theory of power and influence, which is based on the different ways that leaders use power and influence to get things done.
  • Another example of this is Gregg Popovich of the San Antonio Spurs, he leads his team every night focused and alert to get the job done with stern apporach.
  • Leading by example is the biggest part of this theory.

The History of the Theory

  • It was stemmed from the principles of Frederick Winslow Taylor, and the applications of Henry Ford and Alfred P. Sloan Jr.
  • These 3 men established a new type of leadership style to embrace workers in different types of situations.
  • An example is enforcing a company to push themselves to get the job done.

Advantages vs. Disadvantages

  • Advantages of using Command and Control Leadership are it helps when safety is at stake, there is immediate compliance, and it is useful when making critical decisions.
  • Disadvantages of using Command and Control are it feels restrictive to people and it limits their ability to develop leadership skills.