The Boss Delusion

I have just finished reading Richard Dawkins' book The God Delusion and have to say I enjoyed it. There was little in there that wasn't familiar and little I didn't agree with. However his style can be counterproductive at times and he comes across as snide and arrogant which I am sure does little for his chances of reaching the faithful and making them question their beliefs.

What occurred to me though was how many of the ideas in the book could be applied to managers and the belief system that supports them. The parallels are no accident, given the emphasis on dogma and hierarchy that is largely inherited from religion, and the disfunction that they both bring about by making it easier for people not to think for themselves has serious consequences.