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Why Nice Bosses Finish First
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Tuesday, 28 August 2012 23:16

By Travis Bradberry, Ph.D


Many bosses assume that a leader needs to be aloof and tough on employees in order to be effective. They fear that looking “soft” will erode their employee’s motivation and respect for them. To prove their case, they cite examples of brilliant leaders who modeled a tough leadership style, such as Steve Jobs, who berated his employees.

When it comes to success as a leader, radically tough leadership styles are exceptions to the rule, not the rule. Recent research has shown that overly tough bosses create significant health and motivation problems in their employees, which will make you think twice about taking the tough-as-nails approach.

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ABOUT THE AUTHORS:

Drs. Travis Bradberry and Jean Greaves are the authors of the best-selling Emotional Intelligence 2.0 book. They are the founders and CEOs of TalentSmart Inc., USA. TalentSmart is the world's leading provider of emotional intelligence tests, emotional intelligence training, and executive coaching. 


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