Date: November 24, 2020 02:03PM
This, from the Harvard Business Review:
Highly intelligent, confident, and successful, alpha males represent about 70% of all senior executives. As the label implies, they’re the people who aren’t happy unless they’re the top dogs—the ones calling the shots...Alphas reach the top ranks in large organizations because they are natural leaders—comfortable with responsibility in a way nonalphas can never be. Most people feel stress when they have to make important decisions; alphas get stressed when tough decisions don’t rest in their capable hands. For them, being in charge delivers such a thrill, they willingly take on levels of responsibility most rational people would find overwhelming. In fact, it’s hard to imagine the modern corporation without alpha leaders.
(I would add, in addition to seeking responsibility, there's also the appeal of risk-taking.)
Somehow, this seemed germane to our conversation:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8UKf65NOzM
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/24/2020 02:20PM by caffiend.