Giving Up Controlling People

The idea of leaders controlling people extends back in history as far as it's been told. It comes from a simple premise:people are better when they're controlled. This is the first era where we have research to indicate otherwise. The pro-controlling propaganda cites results in the absence of cited costs. For the past decade that we've been measuring, corporations have grown in productivity and profits at the cost of 70-80% disengagement and unknown personal, social and cultural costs. 

Intrinsic to the cult of control is making sure people are never invited to dream. As soon as people dream, they become free of control. I witness this frequently as I hear controlling leaders wince at the idea of inviting people to dream. If we want to work from the science, we will do everything we can to create space for people to dream.