Overly masculine leadership styles are under siege like never before these days. Yesterday’s hard driving, high achiever with a sense of urgency and a ruthless streak has just two options – change or take cover.
(Mitch McCrimmon in How to Tame the Alpha Male Leader)
OK, I may not be the best barometer on this one, but I reckon there are few things more annoying in the workplace than other people trying to dominate and control.
It drives me nuts.
I don’t like being told what to do at the best of times, but least of all by an egomaniac enthralled with the cult of their own personality.
I am talking about the workplace alpha: an individual who needs to dominate and control other people at work.
That’s my definition, not the official one.