Tyrannical Leadership

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  • Tyrants, as the Greek philosopher Plato defined them in The Republic, are rulers who look to their own advantage rather than the well-being of their subjects and in the process are apt to employ extreme and cruel tactics. The history of tyrants, moreover, is a product of their character and situation. Acting on base impulses, the tyrant is seduced by

    all the pleasure of a dissolute life … At last this lord of the soul, having Madness for the captain of his guard, breaks out into a frenzy; and if he finds in himself any good opinions or appetites … and there is in him any sense of shame remaining … to these better principles, he puts an end … until he has purged away temperance ...

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    • Akbar
    • Aristotle
    • Bank of America
    • Apartheid in South Africa, Demise of
    • Akbar
    • Arts
    • Autocratic Leadership
    • Alexander the Great
    • Achievement Motivation
    • Akbar
    • Akbar
    • Aristotle
    • Adaptive Work
    • Alinsky, Saul
    • Alienation
    • History
    • Actor Network Theory
    • Anthony, Susan B.
    • Coercion
    • Influence Tactics
    • Barriers to Women's Leadership
    • Attribution Processes
    • International Leadership Association
    • Altruism
    • Anthony, Susan B.
    • Boundaries and Authority
    • Birth Control
    • Buddha
    • Ataturk, Mustafa Kemal
    • Authenticity
    • Bay of Pigs
    • Democratic Leadership
    • Business
    • Alexander the Great
    • Bank of America
    • Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream
    • Arts
    • Alexander the Great
    • Alinsky, Saul
    • Beatles, The
    • Body Shop, The
    • Bay of Pigs
    • Apartheid in South Africa, Demise of
    • Civil Rights Movement
    • Dysfunctional Leadership
    • Eisenhower, Dwight David
    • Big Five Personality Traits
    • Bay of Pigs
    • Confucius
    • Carnegie, Andrew
    • Bureaucracy
    • Apartheid in South Africa, Demise of
    • Collective Action
    • Philosophy
    • Charismatic Theory
    • Birth Control
    • Power Distance
    • Power of Ideas
    • Body Shop, The
    • Confucianism
    • Political Science
    • Follower-Oriented Leadership
    • Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream
    • Change Management
    • Carson, Rachel
    • Eddy, Mary Baker
    • Castro, Fidel
    • Charisma
    • Grant, Ulysses S.
    • E-Leadership
    • Coaching
    • Ataturk, Mustafa Kemal
    • Beatles, The
    • Business
    • Beethoven, Ludwig van
    • Anthony, Susan B.
    • Aristotle
    • Carson, Rachel
    • Carnegie, Andrew
    • Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream
    • Brighton Declaration
    • Community Development
    • Eupsychian Management
    • D-Day
    • Cognitive Structures
    • Charlemagne
    • Ethics: Overview
    • Disney, Walt
    • Coalitions
    • Birth Control
    • Followers, Motivation of
    • Religious Studies
    • Connective Leadership
    • Business
    • Power Sharing
    • Power, Six Bases of
    • Brighton Declaration
    • Constructivism
    • Sacred Texts
    • Followership
    • Body Shop, The
    • Communication
    • Dot-Com Meltdown
    • Gandhi, Mohandas K.
    • Christian Right
    • Conformity
    • Genghis Khan
    • Individualism and Collectivism
    • Congressional Leadership
    • Buddha
    • Birth Control
    • Chanel, Coco
    • Du Bois, W. E. B.
    • Ataturk, Mustafa Kemal
    • Beethoven, Ludwig van
    • Film Industry
    • Disney, Walt
    • Body Shop, The
    • Confucianism
    • E-Commerce
    • Innovative Leadership
    • Hiroshima
    • Creativity
    • Churchill, Winston
    • Graham, Billy
    • Eddy, Mary Baker
    • Competition
    • Brighton Declaration
    • Leader-Follower Relationships
    • Social Psychology
    • Decision Making: The Vroom/Yetton/Jago Models
    • Chanel, Coco
    • Power: Overview
    • Children, Socialization and Leadership Development in
    • Deep Change
    • Sociology
    • Leaderless Groups
    • Goldman, Emma
    • Conflict
    • Edison, Thomas
    • Gregory I, St.
    • Civil Rights Act of 1964
    • Dominance and Submission
    • Israel, Founding of
    • Invisible Leadership
    • Education, Higher
    • Confucius
    • Brighton Declaration
    • Dot-Com Meltdown
    • Ford, Henry
    • Buddha
    • Carnegie, Andrew
    • Freud, Sigmund
    • Enron Scandal
    • Christian Right
    • Cross-Cultural Leadership
    • Education, K-2
    • Laissez-Faire Leadership
    • Lee, Robert E.
    • Efficacy
    • Congressional Leadership
    • Handsome Lake
    • Environmental Justice
    • Contingency Theories
    • Farm Worker Movement
    • Mentoring
    • Discourse Ethics
    • Congressional Leadership
    • Elizabeth I
    • Distinctive Competence Approach
    • Obedience
    • Human Rights
    • Corporate Social Responsibility
    • Environmental Protection Agency
    • Harris, William Wade
    • Cromwell, Oliver
    • Ethics, Contemporary
    • Long March
    • Leading at a Distance
    • Education: Overview
    • East Timor, Founding of
    • Civil Rights Act of 1964
    • Ford, Henry
    • Graham, Martha
    • Carson, Rachel
    • Castro, Fidel
    • Hitchcock, Alfred
    • Kroc, Ray
    • Cuban Missile Crisis
    • Gandhi, Mohandas K.
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Narcissistic Leadership
    • Manhattan Project
    • Ethics: Overview
    • Cuban Missile Crisis
    • Jesus
    • Ford, Henry
    • Crisis
    • Green Parties
    • Self-Management
    • Elite Theory
    • Enron Scandal
    • Film Industry
    • GLOBE Research Program
    • Intentional Communities
    • Cross-Cultural Leadership
    • Hiroshima
    • John XXIII, Pope
    • Eisenhower, Dwight David
    • Happiness
    • Mau Mau Rebellion
    • Reconstructive Leadership
    • Family Businesses
    • Genghis Khan
    • D-Day
    • Labor Movement
    • Jefferson, Thomas
    • Chanel, Coco
    • Charlemagne
    • Kurosawa, Akira
    • Management
    • Dot-Com Meltdown
    • Globalization
    • Family Leadership
    • Shared Leadership
    • Napoleon
    • Hope
    • Elizabeth I
    • Jonestown Mass Suicide
    • Lewis and Clark Expedition
    • Decision Making
    • King, Martin Luther, Jr.
    • Grounded Theory
    • Friedan, Betty
    • Gender and Authority
    • Group and Systems Theory
    • Malcolm X
    • Dirty Hands
    • Manhattan Project
    • King, Martin Luther, Jr.
    • Gandhi, Mohandas K.
    • Humor
    • Nelson, Horatio Lord
    • Socio-Emotional Leadership
    • Film Industry
    • Green Parties
    • East Timor, Founding of
    • Management, Business
    • Libraries
    • Churchill, Winston
    • Confucius
    • Literature
    • Mayer, Louis B.
    • Enron Scandal
    • Guevara, Ernesto Che
    • Gangs
    • Strategic Leadership
    • Patton, George S.
    • Idiosyncrasy Credit
    • Grant, Ulysses S.
    • Lee, Ann
    • Mead, Margaret
    • Distribution of Leadership
    • Mandela, Nelson
    • Hot Groups
    • Gender Gap
    • Gender Stereotypes
    • Implicit Leadership Theories
    • Mau Mau Rebellion
    • Economic Justice
    • Morgan, Arthur E.
    • Luther, Martin
    • Groupthink
    • Intelligence, Emotional
    • Pearl Harbor
    • Transformational and Transactional Leadership
    • Human Rights
    • Haile Selassie
    • Environmental Protection Agency
    • Morita, Akio
    • Marx, Karl
    • Cromwell, Oliver
    • Disney, Walt
    • Mead, Margaret
    • Nader, Ralph
    • Farm Worker Movement
    • Handsome Lake
    • Intentional Communities
    • Tyrannical Leadership
    • Pueblo Revolt
    • Intelligence, Social
    • Guevara, Ernesto Che
    • Malcolm X
    • Morita, Akio
    • Empowerment
    • Nader, Ralph
    • Integrative Theory
    • Gender-Based Structure of Work
    • Goldman, Emma
    • Justice
    • Organizing
    • Ethics, Contemporary
    • Panama Canal, Building of
    • Moses
    • Haile Selassie
    • Intelligence, Verbal
    • Saladin
    • Labor Movement
    • Harris, William Wade
    • Free Press in Panama, Creation of
    • Rockefeller, John D.
    • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
    • Du Bois, W. E. B.
    • Eddy, Mary Baker
    • Music
    • Sarnoff, David
    • Green Parties
    • Hiroshima
    • Libraries
    • War on Terrorism
    • Intelligences, Other
    • Hiroshima
    • Mother Teresa
    • Plato
    • Friendship
    • Pueblo Revolt
    • Labeling Theory
    • Green Parties
    • King, Billie Jean
    • Leader Categorization Theory
    • Sanger, Margaret
    • Globalization
    • Public Health
    • Muhammad
    • History
    • Leading from Within
    • Literature
    • Human Rights
    • Hiroshima
    • Sears, Roebuck & Co. Catalogue
    • Nietzsche, Friedrich
    • Edison, Thomas
    • Eisenhower, Dwight David
    • Phillips, Sam
    • Shibusawa Eiichi
    • Iranian Hostage Crisis
    • International Leadership Association
    • Management, Business
    • Modeling and Leading by Example
    • Hitler, Adolf
    • Nichiren
    • Race to the South Pole
    • Group Cohesiveness
    • Stonewall Rebellion
    • Leader-Member Exchange (LMX) Theory
    • Mead, Margaret
    • Mother Teresa
    • Leadership Development
    • Tiananmen Square
    • Group Decision Rules
    • Rockefeller, John D.
    • Paul, St.
    • Iranian Hostage Crisis
    • Motivation, Intrinsic and Extrinsic
    • Military
    • Iranian Hostage Crisis
    • Israel, Founding of
    • Sloan, Alfred
    • Picasso, Pablo
    • Elizabeth I
    • Ford, Henry
    • Philosophy
    • Small Business
    • Jonestown Mass Suicide
    • Israel, Founding of
    • Music
    • Narratives
    • Jefferson, Thomas
    • Pueblo Revolt
    • Sanger, Margaret
    • Group Effectiveness
    • Utopian Leaders
    • Leadership Theories: Overview
    • Patriarchy
    • Roosevelt, Eleanor
    • Mental Models
    • Wells-Barnett, Ida B.
    • Group Norms
    • Sarnoff, David
    • Religion
    • Johnson, Lyndon
    • Negative Capability
    • Nonprofit Organizations
    • Kenyatta, Jomo
    • Lewis and Clark Expedition
    • Trust Busting
    • Plato
    • Freud, Sigmund
    • Friedan, Betty
    • Rockefeller, John D.
    • Watson, Thomas, Jr.
    • Long March
    • Kurosawa, Akira
    • Organizing
    • Optimism
    • Kennedy, John F.
    • Religious Studies
    • Science and Technology
    • Group Process
    • Women's Movement
    • Methodologies of Leadership Research
    • Sanger, Margaret
    • Wells-Barnett, Ida B.
    • Path-Goal Analysis
    • Women's Suffrage
    • Group Satisfaction
    • Shibusawa Eiichi
    • Sacred Texts
    • Kenyatta, Jomo
    • Personality and Group Roles
    • Parliament, British
    • Long March
    • Manhattan Project
    • Welch, Jack
    • Sarnoff, David
    • Gandhi, Mohandas K.
    • Genghis Khan
    • Winfrey, Oprah
    • Mau Mau Rebellion
    • Lumumba, Patrice
    • Politics
    • Power Motivation
    • Lenin, Vladimir
    • Spirituality
    • Sloan, Alfred
    • Groupthink
    • Psychoanalytic Theory
    • Winfrey, Oprah
    • Women and Business Leadership
    • Qualitative Methods
    • Intergroup Processes
    • Watson, Thomas, Jr.
    • Tutu, Desmond
    • Lincoln, Abraham
    • Resiliency
    • Presidential Leadership, U.S.
    • Mandela, Nelson
    • Modern Olympics Movement
    • Women and Business Leadership
    • Goldman, Emma
    • Gompers, Samuel
    • Panama Canal, Building of
    • Mao Zedong
    • Public Health
    • Rhetoric
    • Lumumba, Patrice
    • Utopian Leaders
    • Welch, Jack
    • Leadership Effectiveness
    • Situational and Contingency Approaches to Leadership
    • Women and Men as Leaders
    • Women and Political Leadership
    • Social Dilemmas
    • Leadership for the Common Good
    • Whitefield, George
    • Machiavelli, Niccolo
    • Risk Taking
    • Religion
    • Mau Mau Rebellion
    • Panama Canal Treaties
    • Graham, Billy
    • Graham, Martha
    • Pearl Harbor
    • Modern Olympics Movement
    • Science and Technology
    • Schemata, Scripts, and Mental Models
    • Manhattan Project
    • Young, Brigham
    • Leadership in the Digital Age
    • Social Identity Theory
    • Women and Social Change Leadership
    • Women's Movement
    • Social Capital Theories
    • Leadership Succession
    • Mao Zedong
    • Self-Interest
    • Small Business
    • Morita, Akio
    • Pueblo Revolt
    • Grant, Ulysses S.
    • Gregory I, St.
    • Race to the South Pole
    • Moses
    • Sports
    • Tacit Knowledge
    • Nasser, Gamal Abdel
    • Learning Organization
    • Sociobiology of Leadership
    • Women's Olympics
    • Women's Suffrage
    • Systems Theory
    • Legacy
    • Nkrumah, Kwame
    • Trust
    • Traditional Societies
    • Mother Teresa
    • Sears, Roebuck & Co. Catalogue
    • Guevara, Ernesto Che
    • Haile Selassie
    • September 11th
    • Muhammad
    • Utopian Leaders
    • Nyerere, Julius
    • Majority and Minority Influence
    • Theories X, Y, and Z
    • Women's Value Orientation
    • Transformational and Visionary Leadership
    • Management
    • Panama Canal, Building of
    • Women's Movement
    • Nasser, Gamal Abdel
    • Singapore, Founding of
    • Handsome Lake
    • Harris, William Wade
    • Stonewall Rebellion
    • Nichiren
    • Youth Leadership
    • Panama Canal Treaties
    • Moral Imagination
    • Transformistic Theory
    • Visionary Leadership Theory
    • Motivational Contagion
    • Parliament, British
    • Nkrumah, Kwame
    • Suez Crisis of 1956
    • Hitchcock, Alfred
    • Hitler, Adolf
    • Tiananmen Square
    • Nyerere, Julius
    • Pearl Harbor
    • Networks and Networked Organizations
    • Organizational Climate and Culture
    • Political Science
    • Panama Canal, Building of
    • Trust Busting
    • Jefferson, Thomas
    • Jesus
    • Truth and Reconciliation Commissions
    • Panama Canal Treaties
    • Politics
    • Organizational Dynamics
    • Organizational Justice
    • Presidential Leadership, U.S.
    • Pueblo Revolt
    • United States Constitution
    • John XXIII, Pope
    • Johnson, Lyndon
    • War on Terrorism
    • Religion
    • Reagan, Ronald
    • Organizational Theory
    • Poverty and Inequality
    • Roosevelt, Franklin Delano
    • Religious Studies
    • Women's Olympics
    • Kennedy, John F.
    • Kenyatta, Jomo
    • Women's Suffrage
    • Sacred Texts
    • Roosevelt, Theodore
    • Psychological Substructures
    • Racial Minorities
    • Shaka Zulu
    • Saladin
    • Xian Incident
    • King, Billie Jean
    • King, Martin Luther, Jr.
    • Shaka Zulu
    • Stalin, Josef
    • Relational Leadership Approaches
    • Resistance
    • Suleyman the Magnificent
    • Shibusawa Eiichi
    • Kroc, Ray
    • Kurosawa, Akira
    • Singapore, Founding of
    • Tokugawa Ieyasu
    • Romance of Leadership
    • Spirituality
    • Trust Busting
    • Suez Crisis of 1956
    • Lee, Ann
    • Lee, Robert E.
    • Suleyman the Magnificent
    • United States Constitution
    • Substitutes for Leadership
    • Task Leadership
    • Utopian Leaders
    • Tiananmen Square
    • Lenin, Vladimir
    • Lincoln, Abraham
    • Tokugawa Ieyasu
    • War on Terrorism
    • Team Leadership
    • Teamwork
    • Washington, George
    • Truth and Reconciliation Commissions
    • Lombardi, Vince
    • Lumumba, Patrice
    • Tutu, Desmond
    • Wilson, Woodrow
    • Total Quality Management
    • Upward Influence
    • Women and Political Leadership
    • Utopian Leaders
    • Luther, Martin
    • Machiavelli, Niccolo
    • War on Terrorism
    • Women's Suffrage
    • Xian Incident
    • Malcolm X
    • Mandela, Nelson
    • Mao Zedong
    • Marx, Karl
    • Mayer, Louis B.
    • Mead, Margaret
    • Morgan, Arthur E.
    • Morita, Akio
    • Moses
    • Mother Teresa
    • Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
    • Muhammad
    • Nader, Ralph
    • Napoleon
    • Nasser, Gamal Abdel
    • Nelson, Horatio Lord
    • Nichiren
    • Nietzsche, Friedrich
    • Nkrumah, Kwame
    • Nyerere, Julius
    • Patton, George S.
    • Paul, St.
    • Phillips, Sam
    • Picasso, Pablo
    • Plato
    • Reagan, Ronald
    • Robinson, Jackie
    • Rockefeller, John D.
    • Roosevelt, Eleanor
    • Roosevelt, Franklin Delano
    • Roosevelt, Theodore
    • Russell, Bill
    • Saladin
    • Sanger, Margaret
    • Sarnoff, David
    • Shaka Zulu
    • Shibusawa Eiichi
    • Sloan, Alfred
    • Stalin, Josef
    • Süleyman the Magnificent
    • Tokugawa Ieyasu
    • Tutu, Desmond
    • Washington, George
    • Watson, Thomas, Jr.
    • Welch, Jack
    • Wells-Barnett, Ida B.
    • Whitefield, George
    • Wilson, Woodrow
    • Winfrey, Oprah
    • Young, Brigham
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