Have you ever experienced a leader who tried to motivate you thru fear? Fear of consequences, fear of failure, fear of your own loss of self-esteem?
We used to call it "old school" leadership but it's made a return in some companies. Some leaders think that they have to bully people into doing what they want them to do.
Even if that works on a short-term basis, it doesn't last. The side-effects are deep. The price is high.
Fear is a terrible motivator because it keeps biting even after it's achieved its goal.
And that makes each consecutive goal harder and harder to achieve.
High performance leaders can do better.
-- doug smith
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