This was the shocking headline on Mediaite (a reputable news and media blog) yesterday: "Psychological Study Finds That One In Four Bosses Are Secretly Psychopaths."
But readers should be skeptical. These stats are highly suspect. Everyone tells me the ratio is more like one in two bosses. (And what's with the weasel word "secretly"?)
This is yet another aspect of business where rock & roll has much to teach us. In most bands—especially the best and the brightest—there are no bosses (at least in the traditional sense), psycho or otherwise.
Bands tend to be autonomous, self-managed business teams. Leadership is situational and distributed. Different members take the lead for different functions.