This Element is an excerpt from Ultimate Leadership: Winning Execution Strategies for Your Situation (ISBN: 9780131933866) by Russell E. Palmer. Available in print and digital formats.
Beyond the “iron fist”: breakthrough leadership techniques for today’s flatter, more egalitarian organizations.
One of the most challenging organizations to lead is one in which many people in the organization are nominally equal to the top leader. Leaders these days need to persuade all kinds of people up and down their organizations and lead them not by the iron fist or any of the classical leadership approaches.