Have you ever looked at the difference between power and control in leadership and management? Here’s what I’m guessing. Power and control are quite different and sometimes in conflict. The more control you have, the less power. Does that make sense? I’m just guessing here, not studying the literature.
The powerful leader creates and empowers powerful teams and lieutenants, inspires them with values, collaborates with them on goals, and then sets them loose to operate within general ranges and directions.
The controlling leader, in contrast, keeps teams and lieutenants on a tight leash. They check back constantly. They move much more slowly because they can’t make a significant decision without their leader.
The powerful leader sets goals and metrics. The controlling leader reviews to-do lists, tasks, and details.
Which brings me to some follow-on questions:
I’m just asking. I don’t know.