I came across this quote and loved it. You don't lead by hitting people over the head- that's assault, not leadership. - Dwight D Eisenhower.
If you have read this blog for a while - you know I spend A LOT of time talking about how to manage effective and how to eliminate bullying/harassment in the workplace. There is a reason for that.
Bullying Management is Bad ManagementDon't believe me - here is an article from "Fraud Magazine." http://www.fraud-magazine.com/article.aspx?id=4294967680
Management by Intimidation (MBI) is managing or governing people based on fear. Costs increase, productivity diminishes, and revenue decreases. MBI also has adverse effects on the morale of employees and the ethical climate of an organization.
From the prospective of the author - the big problem is that management by intimidation increases the likelihood that fraud will take place because - intimidation reduces transparency.
Can we finally put an end to the myth that bullying is necessary to management? It isn't. It's counterproductive. Let's work together to make it stop.
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