Tuesday, December 16, 2008

The evolution of leadership

A new article on leadership and evolution contends that leaders in the groups that we evolved from led small face to face groups. Stanford Management Professor Bob Sutton says that "may help explain why leaders of large organizations fail so often -- it isn't something that humans as a species have much experience doing." Sutton also notes that experts on evolution of leadership contend that early leaders rose to power because they could meet the needs of followers rather than through bullying. Bob Sutton's Work Matters blog (12/13)