I don’t know if you are a fan of Game of Thrones or not, but it’s a great show and one from which we can learn great leadership lessons.
I have been a fan of the show since season one all the way through to season four, and if there is one thing I have learnt it’s that bad bosses rise quicker and higher every single time.
Anybody who is remotely good, look at the Stark family for instance, very quickly perish, often in bloody and violent circumstances.
True there have been many bad bosses who have perished, but those too died at the hands of other bad bosses.
It’s the person who is prepared to risk all, who will do anything who rises to the top.
My favourite character is Little Finger, he’s is superb, many believe him to be good, but behind that carefully constructed image is a scheming villain who has plans for the top spot and to be King of the Seven Kingdoms.