The Prince and the Pauper – Chapter Twenty-Nine – Fun Fact

In England, as well as many other countries, we have seen many examples of leaders who use intimidation and threats to keep their people in control. In a modern-day context, we can see examples of this in workplaces and other settings as well. Today’s Fun Fact dives into that particular style of leadership; The Prince and the Pauper Chapter 28 Fun Fact focuses on…

LEADING BY FEAR

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Reference in The Prince and the Pauper

“About ten o’clock on the night of the 19th of February they stepped upon London Bridge, in the midst of a writhing, struggling jam of howling and hurrahing people, whose beer-jolly faces stood out strongly in the glare from manifold torches—and at that instant the decaying head of some former duke or other grandee tumbled down between them…the late good King is but three weeks dead and three days in his grave, and already the adornments which he took such pains to select from prominent people for his noble bridge are falling. ” (p. 176)

Characteristics of Fear-Based Leaders

  • Their identity is their only source of power
  • Don’t feel whole or healthy
  • Think everyone is a friend or an enemy
  • Desire trophies
  • Don’t want to learn anything new
  • Addicted to measurements

Reasons Fear-Based Leadership Doesn’t Work

  • It gets in the way of cognitive ability
  • It causes resentment and revenge
  • It triggers fight-or-flight
  • It disengages your team and stops teamwork
  • Stops people from speaking up

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References

https://www.thoughtfulleader.com/leading-by-fear/

https://blog.blackswanltd.com/the-edge/5-reasons-fear-based-leadership-is-ineffective

https://www.forbes.com/sites/lizryan/2015/11/25/the-five-characteristics-of-fear-based-leaders/?sh=155dcc7d8a96

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