Abstract

The article discusses research that shows managers who are perceived as being tough and wielding power are more likely to be promoted than others. The author cites the example of drug maker Pfizer, where in 2001 the no-nonsense Hank McKinnell was hired as chief executive instead of the more collegial Karen Katen. In 2006 Pfizer got rid of McKinnel for poor performance.

Authors
B. Wiesenfeld, N. Rothman, S. Wheeler-Smith, and Adam Galinsky
Format
Journal Article
Publication Date
Journal
Harvard Business Review

Full Citation

Wiesenfeld, B., N. Rothman, S. Wheeler-Smith, and Adam Galinsky
. “Why fair bosses fall behind.”
Harvard Business Review
vol.
89
, (January 01, 2011):
26
.