Autocracy. Participatory. Democracy. Consultative dictatorship.
Whatever the style, before you take-over/join/deal with a business, figure out it’s leadership style.
Don’t try to change it.
Trying to change it will result in failure.
Rather align with it. Adopt it.
Lead in the same way.
That’s how you’ll take the company where you want it to go.
Breaking an entrenched leadership style is akin to changing the flight controls of a plane mid-air.
The plane will crash.
So will the company.