How your childhood can affect your leadership style

07/7/2011 | Harvard Business Review online

Leadership power styles often arise from childhood situations, and once understood, bosses can become more effective leaders and overcome "blind spots" that hurt their leadership, Maggie Craddock writes. For example, bosses who allow office bullies to run rampant may have a "pleaser" power style, often developed when seeking attention from caregivers early in life, she writes.

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