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Obedience

  • By: Michael A. Hogg
  • In: Encyclopedia of Leadership
  • Edited by: George R. Goethals, Georgia J. Sorenson & James MacGregor Burns
  • Subject:Leadership

Obedience can be extremely functional—particularly in emergencies and high-stress crisis situations (e.g., a battle, a police raid, a space shuttle, a hospital emergency room). Under these circumstances, it really helps to have someone in authority take the lead and issue ...

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