March 20, 2007

utopia is impossible- ideal leaders don't exist

"... utopia is impossible, which is why management consultants and authors should stop talking so much about how to find an ideal leader and instead focus on placing people into jobs that play to their strengths".

Above is a quote from this article by Jeffrey Pfeffer in which he defends tyrannical bosses saying that tyrannical bosses often thrive in hit-driven industries, where creative thinking is at a premium. It is interesting that Bob Sutton, with whom Pfeffer wrote the book Hard Facts, is currently attacking 'asshole bosses' saying "If you are successful asshole, you are still an asshole and I don't want to be around you". Pardon the language.

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