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Are You a Control Freak?

Are You a Control Freak?

Hans Finzel

Are you a control freak?  Hans Finzel gives a very interesting quote pertaining to control and leadership in Leaders on Leadership.

Blessed are the control freaks, for they shall inhibit the earth.

He goes on to say, ” Of all the leadership sins I have ever observed, nothing destroys morale more than the control freak. Leaders who major in control have the following traits:

  • Think they, alone, have all the answers;
  • Think they know best because they were there first;
  • Have “founderitis” – they are unable to let go of their baby;
  • Delegate responsibilities without the authority to act;
  • Reverse decisions others were asked to make;
  • Keep colleagues in the dark about important decisions that affect them;
  • Won’t give others room to make their mark in the organization.” (Leaders on Leadership pg. 272)

Are you a control freak?

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