Bosses behaving badly

April 23, 2010
Bosses behaving badly
Bad behaviour can be a dirty secret in the workplace

( -- The formula for positive leadership may be the holy grail of management training, but there's also increasing interest in the negative flipside.

Around the world there's no shortage of political leaders behaving badly. Gordon Brown, the British prime mininster, reportedly shouts at staff while Australia's Kevin Rudd has reduced a young airline attendant to tears.

The formula of positive is the holy grail of management training, but there’s increasing interest in the negative flipside - not least because there's a high price to pay when bosses behave badly.

Now researchers at the Australian School of Business are looking at the effects down the line for employees who cop it from leaders under pressure.

Read the full article 'The Dark Side of Leadership' in the launch issue of Knowledge@Australian School of Business, a new online journal published as part of the @Wharton network.

The journal, which is free and published fortnightly, features articles focusing on the latest thinking, economic trends, and analysis of business news in and the Asia-Pacific.

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