What dear Ben is talking about is managers who are paranoid and lack confidence in their own skills. Got an employee who knows more than you? Got a hard-charger who has better leadership skills and challenges your authority? Fire them! Why waste time giving them an opportunity to work hard for the company and showing what they can do? Why waste time supporting them and making them important assets to the company?
Really now, I think Bennie-boy has lumped too many stereotypes into one category. There's a big difference between no-talent minions with Napolean complexes, and highly skilled workers who are trying to prove how good they are. Any good manager knows the difference and how to handle them differently...
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