Competing on the Edge: Here is the excerpt from the new chapter the 4th of 9 lessons: There was a manufacturing manager candidate who, during his interview and company tour, noticed as they walked through the floor that everybody was avoiding the boss. I am starting to wonder, as the headline says, if nice but incompetent bosses are even worse at least in some ways and at certain times than competent assholes. I said, "Joe, how does it make you feel to know that our host only yesterday may have made more money than your novel 'Catch' has earned in its entire history?
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He was most lethal behind a computer, where he would send scathing emails to co-workers. To give you a taste,here is how the interview kicks-off: It considers one of the most personally troubling lessons I've learned or at least am on the verge of believing. The first is for bosses. Second, Sutton suggests you involve more people in the hiring process. Sutton now thinks that Jobs was too contradictory and contentious a man, too singular a figure, to offer many usable lessons. I've tried and so has my publisher.
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But assholes are not just bad for you personally, they are also bad for the business environment. Yet when taken too far, this blend of constant dissatisfaction, unquenchable desires, and overbearing competitiveness can damage your mental health. The company that does this most consistently and effectively is Salesforce. Sutton said that, in some cases, you're going to have to fight it out with your workplace's resident jerk — especially if they're the "kind of person who only can accept strength or nastiness. As his death loomed, Jobs ran through sixty-seven nurses before finding three he liked.
After each of the incidents, Howland looked the other way. Try to avoid any meetings you can with the jerk. I confess that kept the conversation short, in large part because I was just getting tired of the story -- and I think everyone else is as well. Plus, as Templeton points out, because fear is low and respect is high, people at the top tend to get more truth -- and less CYA and ass-kissing behavior. It was, and still is, a family business consisting of about total employees.