According to McKinsey consultants Teresa Amabile and Steven Kramer, America’s CEOs and corporate leaders often inadvertently destroy their managers’ inner lives. The authors describe four common morale-destroying behaviors that top executives can avoid. When McKinsey surveyed managers at seven major American corporations, it found corporate leaders avoided the four morale killers in only one company. This article may help ground executives lost in the stratosphere of grand strategy.
About the Authors
Teresa Amabile teaches at Harvard Business School where she is the Edsel Bryant Ford Professor of Business Administration. Steven Kramer is a freelance writer and researcher.