Boss from Hell

....Many of these figures are the proverbial bosses from hell. Not merely abusive but worse: manipulative, deceitful, ruthless, even slightly psychopathic. Unfortunately, we've all seen an endless parade of such types in courtrooms all around the country, thanks to the most recent wave of corporate scandals.

And for every destructive and crooked boss heading off to jail, there are thousands of junior Captain Queegs out there. They poison the work environment, spreading fear and apprehension. They ridicule colleagues, have a grandiose sense of self-worth, and fail to accept responsibility for their own actions. Most of them get away with it because they deliver the results -- if only in the short term....

John A. Byrne, 'Working for the Boss From Hell'


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