Ok so I know of competing research that has shown the opposite – that high status improves high quality leadership whereas increases in power have these negative interpersonal effects –
It’s unlikely that you’ll have a status/power expert reviewing this but on the off chance that you do you may want to consider that
Smith, P. K., & Magee, J. C. (2015). The interpersonal nature of power and status. Current opinion in behavioral sciences, 3, 152-156.
Magee, J. C., & Galinsky, A. D. (2008). 8 Social Hierarchy: The Self‐Reinforcing Nature of Power and Status. Academy of Management annals, 2(1), 351-398.