- Tesla CEO Elon Musk is the second-richest man – but he’s prone to make poor leadership choices.
- Musk’s micromanagement ranges from setting unreasonable expectations to rage-firing employees.
- Micromanagement is bad for business, leading to wasted time, money, and high turnover rates.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk is a self-described “nano-manager,” as he told The Wall Street Journal in 2015, but his leadership style comes at a high cost to his business.
“Elon basically does what he wants, whenever he wants,” one Tesla factory worker who has been in contact with Musk told Business Insider.
Sometimes Musk’s controversial leadership pays off, and sometimes he gets in his own way. He’s the second richest person in the world with a net worth of $192.6 billion. Tesla earned its highest-ever profits this year despite pandemic delays and a global chip shortage.