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Kris Dunn explains Authoritarians: Why They Suck As Managers…

Kris Dunn Kris Dunn, Worldwide FOT

“There is an essential cowardice in all authoritarians, which becomes more obvious as they tighten their grip.”

Charles Pierce on David Stern at Grantland

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).