|Strong emphasis on the word NOT|
Many people associate leadership with aggressive actions and exerting power and influence over others. Can you get results through fear? Absolutely!
Fear motivates. There is no question that people will comply if they are afraid of the consequences.
There are, unfortunately, many people in many organizations [school districts and communities] that operate this way every day. They may get results but at what cost? They tend to have a devastatingly negative impact on morale, retention, the ability to recruit the best and most importantly the ability to get quality results that are sustainable. Fear achieves compliance but empowerment and respect earns commitment.
Leading Through Inspiration, Not Intimidation