Really? Do leaders who apologize for their mistakes become the Charlie Brown of the office? Do jerkies make better leaders? The Harvard Biz Journal reported last year that it is likely true. They asked,
“Can you have respect and power? We (the HBJ) found that it’s hard to gain both”.
In addition they said, “Decisions about high-level promotions most often center on perceptions of power, not of fairness”.
Read the whole post at Dawn Burke’s The HR Insomniac (an FOT contributor blog)
Dawn Burke, founder/advisor for Dawn Burke HR, is an HR leader, speaker and writer specializing in new HR practices, engagement and workplace culture. Her HR/leadership career has spanned the last 20 years, most recently serving as VP of People for Birmingham, AL’s award-winning technology company, Daxko (And yes, Kris Dunn and Dawn are making Bham the HR capital of the world! Who knew?). You can also check her out at DawnHBurke.com and a variety of other interesting places. Google her, it’ll keep you posted on what she is up to.