The pathos of command and control

In the absence of alternatives, most leaders retain faith in command and control as the royal road to next levels of performance and loyalty. They have been socialized to attrtibute failure to all other factors than their own command and control. 

Reality is, in a command and control culture, people shut down. They shut down creativity, critical thinking and collaboration. This makes then learning disabled. Only when they are empowered to make a difference, do they.