While it is currently the alphas who dominate, Ludeman and Erlandon say the climate is changing.
They believe that many of those who came to power in the early 90s, would not make it today. Why? Because of the critical mass of women in middle management and a corresponding emphasis on collaboration, rather than confrontation and Emotional Intelligence as much or more than I.Q.
“Today’s employees who are well educated — increasingly female and concerned with job satisfaction and work-life balance would sooner quit than put up with an abusive manager,” Ludeman says.