May it in business or career, there's one question to ask for: "Am I an ass-kicker or ass-licker?" It doesn't matter, as long as I'm happy either way around is fine with me, a hypocrite might say.
Rarely true. Nobody's been successful with cuffs on someone's hand. Autonomy is what motivates people to work and to do well on their career. Being a pup to someone else is crippling. Uninspiring.