Leadership interventions for strengthening employee organizational commitment seem relatively straightforward. However, as with any other issue dealing with human behavior and interactions, there are often hidden pitfalls and challenges to consider. Several of the most common issues are addressed here.
Mistaking Compliance for Commitment
Effective leaders grasp the difference between commitment and compliance and do not mistake one for the other. Leadership is more than influencing others to follow a specific direction; it is creating a desire within the followers to do so. Because many leaders also have the legitimate authority of a position, they may be tempted to rely on giving others direction about the needed actions and ...