I recently witnessed a new CEO have a meltdown because two of her key people disagreed with something she was doing. They asked for a private meeting with her - wanting to discuss their concerns - and she not only denied them the meeting, but she fired them.
This woman could only keep up a relationship with those who thought she walked on water - and kissed up to her. Sycophants are not really useful in the long run.
Labels: leadership, sycophants, Tyranny of Pleasantness, yes men