Another excerpt from "Curse of the High IQ"
But the reason the entire country is forced to endure a daily commute on traffic-jammed roads is because instead of real leaders we have millions of compliant, obedient, and incredibly average bosses who are not intelligent enough to get past the third grade quandary of
“Well, if I can’t see you then how do I know you’re working?”
Alas, the entire country is held hostage by a bunch of Peter-Principled, MBA-laden idiot commoners because they don’t understand “telecommuting.”
Regardless, the example above highlights the difference between a REAL leader and your everyday, common boss. A real leader, a real boss is trying to make genuine advancements and achievements to not only benefit the company, but himself, and society. He or she looks beyond mere compliance and has a genuine intellectual interest in how to not only make things better, but dramatically better. It is these types of bosses that high IQ people can work for in that your brain will be intellectually stimulated and challenged.
Your average boss, however, comes nowhere near this. He is usually so incompetent, so average, and so obedient their “leadership” strategies entail the same tiresome tactics that have never worked in the past 50 years:
Meaningless plastic trinkets as rewards (Wells Fargo is a perfect example of this)
Meetings about meetings
Continuing Professional Education
And whatever other pablum endorsed by the latest “business management” books.
In short, you may not personally hate your boss. He or she could be a great person. But even if they are personable, you will at minimum be limited to their ability to lead and achieve. And the truth is for every genuine leader that is out there, there’s a thousand everyday, average, incompetent bosses who don’t know they’re the butt-end of Dilbert’s Point-Haired Boss’ jokes.