There is a school of thought that anything but strong, dominant leadership limits the chances for success.
Jim Collins – “Good to Great” suggests that sustainable success has been achieved by a more consultative, S-style leadership.
However, case studies like Moses and Aaron and the outcomes of their action tend to prolong the debate about the value of dominance as a leadership strategy.
Moses’ Dominant-style seems to have worked better in getting “followers” to remain true to the game plan than Aaron’s Influencer-style. Aaron allowed the people to talk him into allowing them to create man-made Gods.
On the other hand, Moses showed strength and firm leadership to put down the Dathan, Abiram rebellion.
Does that make the D-style “better”? No, each style works best in given situations and terribly in others.