A LEADER AS A TYRANNICAL DISCIPLINARIAN LEAVES NO ENDURING CULTURE OF DISCIPLINE IN HIS ORGANISATION. FREQUENTLY, RUIN AND DECLINE FOLLOW IN THE WAKE OF HIS DEPARTURE.
Bureaucracy often springs from a need to curb indiscipline and incompetence. A leader as a tyrannical disciplinarian will not be effective in taming this bureaucracy.
To avoid stifling bureaucracy and hierarchy, and the stunted creativity that arises at their heels, proactive leaders ensure that they hire the right people and create a culture of discipline that drives entrepreneurial zeal.
It is this discipline that gets the leader to set a firm, unadjustable, inviolable annual goal for his organization, something he rigorously uses to measure his organisation’s performance at the end of the year. They can be flexible with their strategic objectives, a set of desirable coherent actions, but not with their main goal. He gets round to give the leaders under him the latitude to choose the best path to achieve their objectives.
Freedom and responsibility, within a framework of peerless excellence, passion and economic intelligence form the basis of the culture that they nurture, a culture animated by disciplined people who engage in rigorous thinking, who are ready to go the extra mile to achieve their objectives. In an atmosphere revealing the brutal facts of reality, discipline is the main thing that will help a leader and his people to keep their faith alive, an unyielding faith that they and their organisation are capable of surmounting all odds on the path to greatness. Innovation and diversification occur within the aforementioned disciplined framework. Thus, the proactive leader, not the leader as a tyrannical disciplinarian, nurtures the right culture that Invites in innovativeness.
Disciplined people exhibiting fanatical tendencies in fulfilling their responsibilities hallmarks great organisations. They engage in a rigorous disciplined thought that sponsors disciplined action. To manage tightly and to discipline are not necessary where disciplined people are. A leader as a tyrannical disciplinarian is rendered redundant in a disciplined corporate setting where disciplined people are operating.
A tyrannical disciplinarian as a leader leaves no enduring culture of discipline in his organisation; frequently, ruin and decline follow in the wake of his departure. Discipline is a crucial ingredient for obtaining great results. But disciplined action must arise from a disciplined comprehension of the three basic factors that engender sustained growth in an organisation: getting up excellence beyond that available to any other company in the world in a preferred business activity, nurturing a passion for stabilizing the social, financial and economic climate of an organisation and championing economic intelligence keenly aware of the key drivers of economic growth.