I’m curious, too, having experienced first-hand the sorry mix of obsessive hierarchy, cliques and rudeness that can manifest when authority is warped by ego, insecurity, and the accumulated detritus of life’s dissatisfactions.
Revealing that psychopaths are far more common in the boardroom than in the population at large, Klass seeks to establish whether some leaders are natural bullies or if power itself corrupts them. For me, however, it prompts another seminal question: in a post-pandemic workplace, where we are seeing a shake-up of the foundations that have long supported more oppressive working cultures, can bad bosses survive anyway?
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