Appendix IIITraditional Leadership Assumptions and Related Consequences




Why Assume This?

Example Leaders’ Behaviors

Short-Term Results on Team

Characterizing leadership


Leaders need authority

Teams only follow leaders with authority

Leaders need authority to control teams

Make decisions without team input

Emphasize the disciplinary consequences for poor performance


Worry about negative consequences if you do not perform well

Unwilling to voice concerns


Leaders are heroes who leave a legacy

Teams are incapable of solving problems or helping themselves without a leader

Leadership is about rescuing teams from problems and incidents

Leaders are smarter than team members

Make all team decisions

Require ...

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