Bosses behaving badly

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

Boss behaving badly inside

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

The formula of positive leadership 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 global Knowledge@Wharton network.

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

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