Peter Drucker, whose business writing is still clear and essential. His insights into holding and breaking conventional thinking are sill relevant.
I watched an on-line presentation today. It was a video of a conference presentation admonishing executives (in this case CIOs) to take a ‘Gray Wolf’ strategy. My take on this was 'it was a mess'.
Successful leaders I’ve worked with realize the dangers of a dictatorial style of telling, despite how lucrative the short-term benefits might seem (i.e. efficiency, progress) and especially how devastating the long-term effects turn out to be (i.e. turnover, costly rework and mistakes).