“It is better to be feared than loved” - Niccolo Machiavelli
We should step back and reconsider.
If we loved (okay, "love" is freaky, let's just say "like" instead) our bosses, we would rationally confess our wrongdoings, apologize and try to offer ways the situation could be fixed or at least improved.
If we feared our bosses we would promptly turn our cubicles into a fortress of secrecy on high-alert, engage in a massive cover-up operation. Then we would prepare to maintain a straight face during the department wide finger-pointing extravaganza.
The problem is that until today, majority of the managers go on powertripping like they are on crack or speed or something.