I was talking with a friend, few days ago, about management styles.

We both were agreeing on some of the principles you can read in many (recent) books from Druker’s Effective Executive to Good to Great.  Executives / Managers / Companyes, who want to lead in their business, have to focus on people, empower best performers, be humble, avoid command and control, respect people, lead by examples …

Moreover we noticed that (many?) successful (Italian) executives are not exactly a reference on those principles: they are arrogant, delegate just if obliged, tough with people, unrespectful … and very firm and pushy.

So if the first is better, why the second is more spread?