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Ways and Means for Managing Up by F. William Smullen

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Bullying Is Bad for Business

Business schools and leadership coaches say the same thing: an autocratic bully or a corporate clown is bad for business. Whether it’s about the bottom line or the use of a motivational technique, when people at the corporate table shove their ideas down the throats of others, it doesn’t make for progress or good business.

As on an athletic team filled with talent, records can be broken as a result of striving for team outcome over individual credit. We all want to shine, to be seen as smart and important, but the force of style and personality can be dominant.

The boss can be an autocratic leader and browbeat the ...

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