The people with power in any organization are usually its top performers. It's natural to assume that the reason they've ended up with so much power is precisely because they are top performers. But in many cases, it’s the other way around--power creates peak performance.
A Kick in the Career: Can lack of experience make someone a bad leader? In this week's column, humorist and careers expert Tom Stern considers the ramifications of elected officials emulating managers at a business when making decisions (such as the little matter of choosing a running mate).