Monthly Archives: July 2014

The Myth of the Root Cause

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Facing up to Command-and-Controlism: Twenty Warning Signs

In my last post, I offered a reworked version of the 12-steps of Alcoholics Anonymous to address the compulsion underlying various forms of authoritarian, bureaucratic management: Command-and-Controlism. For some, it may make for uncomfortable reading. You may think, “What an order! … Continue reading

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Recovery from Command-and-Control: A Twelve-Step Program

Most of us in democratic countries would hate to see the rise authoritarianism. When we hear about authoritarian regimes around the world, we feel lucky not to live there. We know that people do not thrive under authoritarianism, where high levels of … Continue reading

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