Power alters a CEO's brain

Just as bugs in the air can damage everybody, power can damage a leader. Most leaders learn to mitigate the effects, but those who don’t, appear in the public glare. I use ‘CEO’ for business leaders with power — as company promoters, in government-controlled PSUs and PSBs, and professional CEOs. Power affects all, though in India, professionals can exercise power only with the promoter’s support. A confession first: I have experienced the heady effects of power during my career and survived. Now, I am able to reflect dispassionately about power over employee.....

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