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The Secret to the Joy of Firing Someone

May 10th, 2015 · 5 Comments

How to make firing someone cathartic for you and the one fired Donald Trump may take perverse joy in scowling “You’re fired!!” on his mindless reality show, The Apprentice, but unremorsefully humiliating an employee is not a perk for being boss, it’s an imbecilic caricature of what a businessman should be. The truth is that the […]

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Tags: Business Ethics · Business Management · Effective Leadership · Improving Your Business Leadership

The Best Way to the Top is to Look to the Bottom (But not the boss’)

December 7th, 2014 · 1 Comment






When working your way to the top of an organization it is better to be pushed up than pulled up At the start of any career, getting to the top looks like a long and arduous journey. The climb to the pinnacle of any corporate pyramid is considered so tricky and fraught with so many […]






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AIG’s Hank Greenberg is the Poster Child for the Greed, Arrogance, Hubris and Lack of Shame Exhibited by Many Big Bankers and the Denizens of Wall Street

October 12th, 2014 · 1 Comment






It is a classic case of megalomaniac superciliousness and brazen hypocrisy. Hank “the snake” Greenberg is suing the U.S. Government for $40 billion. His claim? The government was “unfair” to him and other shareholders when it pumped $184 billion of taxpayer funds into AIG to rescue it from certain bankruptcy. It may seem like only […]






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