This is a worth while read. It is about what one researcher discovered when the Alpha males died mysteriously.. The troop thrived better than before. James F. Lico
I wrote a Harvard Business Review article that is hitting the stands (and I guess the web) next week called “How to Be a Good Boss in a Bad Economy.” One of the points I make is that bosses aren’t always sufficiently aware of how closely their subordinates are scrutinizing and trying to make sense of their behavior, and that people watch their bosses every move especially closely when fear is in the air, such is during the tough times so many organizations are suffering now. (see this “Interesting Shoes” post for a great example).
HERE IS A LINK TO THE FULL STORY
Of Baboons and Bosses – Bob Sutton