Tag: Harvard Business Review

Don’t Try to Be the “Fun Boss” — and Other Lessons in Ethical Leadership

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*This article was written by Kimberly Nei and Darin Nei, and was originally published by Harvard Business Review on September 10, 2018. Just becoming a leader is enough to exacerbate some people’s unethical tendencies. But power does not corrupt everyone. Our research suggests that key personality characteristics predict unethical leadership behavior. We collected personality data and supervisor ratings of ethical… Read more »

Can You Handle Failure?

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*This article, authored by Ben Dattner and Robert Hogan, was originally published in Harvard Business Review in 2011. It has been republished in the HBR 2018 Summer Issue.   In his brilliant 1950 film, Rashomon, the Japanese director Akira Kurosawa depicts the story of a rape and murder four times, from the perspectives of four characters. The… Read more »

The Most Common Type of Incompetent Leader

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This article was originally written by Scott Gregory for Harvard Business Review on March 30, 2018. A young friend recently remarked that the worst boss he ever had would provide him with feedback that always consisted of “You’re doing a great job.” But they both knew it wasn’t true — the organization was in disarray, turnover… Read more »

Too Much Charisma Can Make Leaders Look Less Effective

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*This article was authored by Jasmine Vergauwe, Bart Wille, Joeri Hofmans, Robert B. Kaiser, and Filip De Fruyt, and it was originally published by Harvard Business Review on September 26, 2017.   Conventional wisdom suggests that the most charismatic leaders are also the best leaders. Charismatic leaders have, for instance, the ability to inspire others toward higher levels of performance and to… Read more »