Chapter 3. Abrasive Boss Behavior What They Do

I have another confession to make: I didn't want to write this chapter. Having observed abrasive bosses over the past twenty years, I don't find it difficult to describe the characteristics that distinguish them from other bosses. So why was I so resistant? It finally came to me—I didn't want to write about their behavior for the same reason that my ex-husband never wanted to talk about being attacked by a grizzly bear. Let me explain: I met Jim in Alaska—a good man and a great wildlife photographer. One day I noticed some strange markings on his upper arm and asked about them. "Oh, a bear did that." I was in shock. He said it in the same tone you or I would use to describe a bug bite. "A bear ...

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