“There is an essential cowardice in all authoritarians, which becomes more obvious as they tighten their grip.”
I love this quote I picked up, because there are so many levels you can explore. And also because it’s true.
Authoritarians suck as managers. Let me more specific – Authoritarians suck as developers of people, or as the PhDs say, “human capital”.
There’s still a market for authoritarians as managers. In any business that has a low need for innovation and a high need for compliance/rule-following, authoritarians can still thrive – even in 2016.
Read the whole post over at Kris Dunn’s The HR Capitalist (an FOT contributor blog).
Kris Dunn is a Partner and CHRO at Kinetix, a national RPO firm for growth companies headquartered in Atlanta. He’s also the founder Fistful of Talent (founded in 2008) and The HR Capitalist (2007) – and has written over 70 feature columns at Workforce Management magazine. Prior to his investment at Kinetix, Kris served in HR leadership roles at DAXKO, Charter and Cingular. In his spare time, KD hits the road as a speaker and gives the world what it needs – pop culture references linked to Human Capital street smarts.