Several behaviours typify power-hungry bosses. They may blame others for their mistakes; take credit for other people’s ideas; or belittle those who do not share their views. But can anything be done about these individuals?
This article by Craig Donaldson, writing for UNSW Newsroom, makes the following points:
- Such leaders feel they need to maintain total power and control.
- Not only does this behaviour disenfranchise workers, but it can also have significant and far-reaching consequences for organisations.
- A recent UNSW research paper found that such behaviour is quite common.
- Many such bosses are narcissists.
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Source: University of NSW (UNSW)