May 5, 2016

Leaders be fair, or else

Leaders need to be fair and equitable, and they also have to be seen as such. Why? Because lack of fairness stirs up powerful feelings like anger and disgust. When leaders don’t deliver they are reviled by their followers. It’s all downhill from there. The science backs up my claims. They are demonstrated in a series of experiments with capuchin monkeys, a highly social and cooperative primate species. Sarah Brosnan from Georgia State University tested how the monkeys responded when they were treated unfairly. Picture this scene during one of the experiments. Two monkeys sit in adjacent enclosures with a […]