You said, “He doesn’t need to ask questions.” He was a senior manager going into a facilitated session with a number of experts in an area that he is not an expert in. So I pondered what you said and thought of it as being anti-intellectual. Upon further reflection I saw differing theories of change competing. I tend to favour the open-ended questioning that brings people to consider options and by consensus arrive at a course of action. The leader incites. The no-questions-asked approach is one of insertion. A strong message is conveyed and in some cases imposed. In short, the leader preaches.
Mary Daly would have had a field day characterizing it as dick-tation.
I tend to favour the optative over the imperative. Except when I’m reading John Preston I Once Had a Master…
And so for day 1928