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Re: leaderhip model, you follow all order that aren’t manifestly unlawful. Full stop. I am not required to explain my decisions to a sub - they are required to follow my lawful orders.
Leadership styles are important but not required to issue lawful commands and expect they be followed.
I would humbly submit that this is the exact attitude which got us into this mess in the first place. Here's the thing about toxic leadership: 99% of the time, it's backed by legal authority. We grant people in the CAF an immense amount of power over their subordinates, and far too many people misuse that power.
If someone's boss decides to act like a petty tyrant, their only real recourse is often to just quit. And guess what? They are. The CAF absolutely needs to get better about identifying which people are able to 'get stuff done' by properly motivating their subordinates, versus those who do the same by just being absolute giant micromanaging assholes. And promote / demote accordingly. Annually we evaluate people on their leadership skills, and at no point in that process do we check in with those being led.