When the Bully Is the Boss

Managers who aggressively “demand” excellence from their employees won’t necessarily produce it, researchers say

Leadership figures such as Bobby Knight, the Indiana University basketball coach and author of “The Power of Negative Thinking,” enjoy a presumption that being tough gets results, but researchers say there is no evidence to support that notion. Photo: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images Sport

By Benedict Carey

Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar’s nascent campaign is fending off a stream of stories from former staffers that she was a volatile, highhanded boss who often demeaned and humiliated people…

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