"How people choose to wield their power affects our daily lives, whether it’s a
dictator or simply an obnoxiously officious member of a homeowner’s
association. Brian Klaas, a political scientist and author of "Corruptible: Who
Gets Power and How it Changes Us,” joins Big Think
to talk about the nature
of power, the people who are drawn to it, and the ways we can improve how power
is wielded within institutions.
So, what’s one way to ensure that reasonable people rise to positions of power?
Klaas proposes the strategy of asking politicians a fairly straightforward
question before they take office: What would it take for you to think that you
are no longer necessary in power? Answers to questions like these can reveal
deep insights into what kind of a leader a person is likely to be."
Via Wayne Radinsky.
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