I've created a poll on my website (cvdhruve.com), that asks, "Would you like to have the right to vote for your boss?"
So far, 100% of those who voted have said yes. While this may not seem surprising, it's reveals an unpalatable truth: that despite all the 'empowerment' programs, leadership training and suchlike, people still feel powerless in the face of bosses.
Ultimately, powerlessness results in fear. And this fear pervades our workplaces. It's about time we accepted the awful truth.
(Email me your comments at firstname.lastname@example.org)