Debunking The Myth That Jerk Bosses Get Results | Fast Company | Business + Innovation

Great article on an discussion oft had in the public service about whether you can be a great boss by accomplishing great things but also leaving bodies in the road.  The riff on procrastination is particularly valuable  – why wouldn’t you avoid sharing your work till the last possible minute to avoid the blow back? Makes sense to me…

“When you motivate with fear, you run the risk of completely paralyzing your workers, or worse scaring them away. And those that do choose to stick around are more likely to make mistakes.

What’s more, fear of failure is one of the greatest reasons people procrastinate. When people are afraid their work may bring about derision and retribution, they are more likely to delay completing it.”

via Debunking The Myth That Jerk Bosses Get Results | Fast Company | Business + Innovation.

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