Why Being the “Fun Leader” Can Lead to Not-Fun Outcomes
Too much fun can compromise a leader's ethical decision-making abilities
Anyone who has ever watched The Office knows that being a “fun leader” doesn’t always mean that you’re a good boss.
Quite the opposite, really: A little too much fun—along with any personality trait that puts too much focus on you personally—might not be good for your ethical decision-making abilities.
A recent study, published in the International Journal of Selection and Assessment and based on data gathered by the personality assessment firm Hogan Assessment Systems, found that leaders with personality traits like narcissism or a desire for power were more likely to take part in unethical behavior.
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