However, there is another kind of manipulation and maneuvering that is a problem - when managers use their position to bend subordinates to their will. While short-term gains may result, in the end the heart is taken out of people. Your staff may become good soldiers, but they will lose something far more important in the process - their ability to think for themselves. General George Patton said it best,"Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity."
- Mitchell Ditkoff