Elon Musk, Tesla’s “chairman, product architect and CEO”, has recently the displayed classic traits of a dominant, idiosyncratic and controversial boss which, according to one commentator, is a sure sign of weak governance.
Elon Musk. Photo: Phil Stafford / Shutterstock.com
There has been a long history of dominant, sometimes idiosyncratic and often irascible CEOs.
They will court controversy—which can be directly related to the business’s strategy and operations, or linked to “non-corporate” behaviour or actions.
Names such as Mike Ashley, Lord Sugar and even “shareholder-return-friendly” Sir Martin Sorrell have shown how outspoken and autocratic leaders will fi
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