How are you? Company with power?
Of course, communities need moderate systems of order and inevitable hierarchies. But they do not need a hydrocephalus. This is mainly about the felt hierarchy, the "hierarchy in the head" and its dangerous consequences.
Those who celebrate the hierarchy do it deftly, and they choose their words admirably, for they are seminar-driven. But their attitude, one also feels between the lines. In the end, everything goes to a question: How will you deal with power?
Decisive questions are
- How is hierarchy lived with you? Top class, down mass?
- How many formal status symbols, the so-called crutches of power, still exist?
- Which verbal and non-verbal supremacy marks are celebrated like?
- Are subservient signals detected in time? And how is it avoided?
The light and the dark side of the power
Power in itself is neither good nor evil. It depends on how you use them. There is a bright and a dark side of power. It makes the good better and the bad worse. The ridge is narrow and the temptations are immense. "His new job has gone to his head," says the vernacular.
Brain researchers report a changing amount of hormones, especially the testosterone levels increases. One becomes a high-tech person, often even one of the "dark triad": psychopaths, narcissists and Machiavellists. The possible consequences: unscrupulousness, excessive need for validation, positions and self-service mentality.
About the Power Drug Testosterone
If testosterone is at work, the whole company may be rebuilt to impress the investor, the economic press, and bonuses, regardless of whether this is entrepreneurial and serves the good of all - or not.
The power testosterone dampens empathy, which was useful in the individual case, because in the fight you had to be able to kill if necessary. Clearly, testosterone can also be a wonderful driver, it leads to growth and progress and leads us powerful. But in the wrong brains it is a devil's toy. It fires escalation, leaps beyond permissible boundaries and fabricates the dreaded tunnel vision.
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