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People who are powerful but uncharismatic will tend to be disliked

People who are powerful but uncharismatic will tend to be disliked People who are powerful but uncharismatic will tend to be disliked
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People who are powerful but uncharismatic will tend to be disliked. Their power makes them a target for criticism that they don't have the charisma to disarm. That was Hillary Clinton's problem. It also tends to be a problem for any CEO who is more of a builder than a schmoozer.

And yet the builder-type CEO is (like Hillary) probably the best person for the job.

I don't think there is any solution to this problem.

It's human nature. The best we can do is to recognize that it's happening, and to understand that being a magnet for criticism is sometimes a sign not that someone is the wrong person for a job, but that they're the right one.


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