Loved or Feared?

Sean Silverthorne: “Is it better to be loved or feared?”

The annoying thing about everything that comes out of Harvard Business School is that the conclusion is so infuriatingly wishy-washy. “Expanding your self-awareness, situational awareness, and ability to adapt your leadership style increases your overall range of effectiveness as a leader,” they say. What a bold thought.

About the author.

In 2000 I co-founded Fog Creek Software, where we created lots of cool things like the FogBugz bug tracker, Trello, and Glitch. I also worked with Jeff Atwood to create Stack Overflow and served as CEO of Stack Overflow from 2010-2019. Today I serve as the chairman of the board for Stack Overflow, Glitch, and HASH.