Permissive leadership is the equivalent of asking a child for their input on how the household budget should be run or telling them to cook dinner without showing them how to cook or going through the recipe with them. It isn’t leading, it’s abdicating leadership authority.
When we are permissive, we treat our employees like fragile children who are not motivated on their own to stretch and strive for excellence. Our experience is that most employees, regardless of what generation they come from, want and need effective leadership to help them succeed in their role and in their career.
Learn more about permissive leadership, its rise and impact on organizations as well Caliber’s approach to working with organizations to shift leaders from permissiveness to leading with authority.