CHAPTER 22

What If My Boss Doesn’t Want to Win and Doesn’t Care About Their Soul — or Mine?

“No man chooses evil because it is evil; he only mistakes it for happiness, the good he seeks.”

–MARY WOLLSTONECRAFT

You’re working hard to be a manager who wins well, but what if your boss is more of a User, Gamer, or Pleaser? How can you still win well?

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Jamie shut the door and began the emergency meeting. What he had to say wasn’t easy, but he knew his people could handle it. That’s why they “get paid the big bucks.” He minced no words. Stock prices, competitive pressures, time to get it together. Now. The intimidation factor was high. His face red and blotchy, he barked, “Fix it fast or else!”

He would never speak this way to the front line. ...

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