Having just returned from an alpha-heavy group work setting...
I like ESEs, but being a subordinate to them in a system is no good. They are very inefficient, and focused on perfectionism in the most seeking of ways. The inner ESE is calling out to me sooooo badly.... begging me for Ti........ but I have to hold back otherwise the ESE would (and in some ways probably has) build huge resentment towards me - I'd be doing things better, and we both know it.
If an ESE was subordinate to me, it would go a lot better.
But too much "stereotypical alpha atmospher" is just too much clutter... all this gossip, Si floating around, it gets in the way.
I really prefer working with Gammas for the most part, so long as they aren't caught up in being overly materialistic. At least they want to do stuff. Delta would probably be my favorite. IF a group is lacking Gamma and Delta, it just wreaks of immaturity and lack of progress.
Now, none of this has anything to do with proper leadership, mind you, as that is failing everywhere I look. But as far as quadra energies, tendencies, and work environments, I find alphas rather annoying. Beta people seem okay as long as they stay focused. It almost seems like alphas are... incompetent... in really getting things done. They have good ideas and put a nice energy into things, but its all fluff and no substance.
(working with them made me understand a little more the alpha/gamma divide, and why ESFjs and INTps are conflictors and so on, a little more)
I was really thinking "... man, this person needs some Ni badly", and I tried to work it out in an alpha way. But even seeing it, seeing the ESE react to it with a strange sort of uncertainty -- seeing their minds working and watching them go "I don't really know what to do", and then making a sort of arbitrary, often Ti seeking decision.... it was a vivid experience.
I can also see how many 'nonprofit' and similar organizations fail, as they attract many alpha and caregiver-y people, yet no one to actually tell them what to do. It is really a shame, too, as important things could be done, often times much better.