Some leaders depend on a fearful work environment so they can maintain control of their team. Other leaders depend on fear simply because they don’t know of any other way to lead – they didn’t receive the proper leadership training.
W. Edwards Deming, a management consultant who made a large contribution to Japan’s post-WW II economic power, said that driving fear out of the workplace is one of the keys to a successful organization. The Gordon Model, taught in the leadership training workshop, L.E.T., gives leaders the skills to create a work environment where fear is unnecessary. It’s amazing how productive and efficient an organization can be when the team members are not working in a climate of fear.