Just Talk 2/25/20

some of the other administrators took my habits to heart. At the university where I was dean, I noticed that my first provost and that the president started doing the same thing, just walking around chatting with people.

The Post Before Time 12/10/19

Without this earned authority (that is, authority beyond title), you lose a lot more than you gain. Employees who work from fear will lose the will to put in extra effort, and confidence to suggest how to improve processes. Employees who are truly talented are more likely to leave for a position with leaders that make them feel respected, leaving the boss with the worst employees (which was actively occurring with the previously discussed boss).