At the CIPD’s Developing Line Managers Conference in London this week, delegates discussed the role that line managers can play, and the skills they need, in holding back hubristic bosses. The conference highlighted the unique pivot point position that line managers occupy, able to look upwards (to a potentially hubristic boss) and downwards (towards those likely to be affected by a hubristic boss’s actions). Being in this position gives line managers a buffering role and f
Donald Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani is trying to clear up a ‘hubris-inspired mess’ caused by his ‘uniquely Trumpian blend of over-confidence and lack of discipline’, according to this report in the Washington Post.
In their report into the collapse of British multinational facilities management and construction services company Carillion plc., a House of Commons Select Committee blamed the company’s collapse on the “recklessness, hubris and greed” of directors who put their own self-interests ahead of all other concerns.