Friday, February 5, 2016
The romanticized authority of the Reagan Right
There is a big disconnect between how republicans define leadership qualities (they tend to use words like authority, power, and emotional intelligence) while what is actually required is a person who can lead teams and working groups. In the Journal of Applied Psychology, researchers from Stanford explored which qualities matter most for performance and team success, and what can damage it. Republicans think the most common leadership quality is charisma, command, or character. People like Ronald Reagan, Billy Graham, and Jerry Fallwell are often named with a certain religious devotion in common. But Lindred Greer, a member of the research team from Stanford, maintains that although the image of a charismatic CEO is romanticized, a good leader earns their authority. religious trauma" of hate-talk radio! is frightening to me and many others."
Posted by Mysterion