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Don't Kill the Bosses! by John Ullmen, Samuel Culbert

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Introduction and Executive SummaryWhy Not Kill the Bosses?!

I don’t want any “yes-men” around me. I want everybody to tell me the truth even if it costs them their jobs.

Sam Goldwyn

You don’t have to read beyond Sam Goldwyn’s words to see what Don’t Kill the Bosses! is about. It’s certainly not about killing bosses per se; it’s about fixing companies by killing the reality-resistant idea of boss-dominated relationships so the virtues of hierarchy can be fully enjoyed. Operational effectiveness depends on people speaking their minds candidly, without fear that speaking the truth, as they know it, will cost them their job, pay, assignment, or career. Why would a decision maker not want to hear the truth from whomever was speaking it if, at ...

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