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Archive: February 7, 2010 - February 13, 2010

Our fascination with sociopathic bosses

Since most people at work won't confront bad boss behavior, we love it when someone else stands up to the boss.

By Andrea Useem | February 11, 2010; 6:20 AM ET | Comments (30)

When megalomania meets financial leadership

Lehman Brothers is now dead, while Merrill Lynch lives on. What's the lesson? Having a single, dominant personality run a global financial business is a recipe for disaster.

By Andrea Useem | February 10, 2010; 12:56 PM ET | Comments (17)

Confronting corporate bullies, one oath at a time

In their reverence of the individual, business schools are remarkably bad at creating a sense of common purpose beyond an ambition to make money.

By Andrea Useem | February 10, 2010; 5:44 AM ET | Comments (34)

Gen X leaders: Stuck beneath the Boomer ceiling?

Gen Xers are in a delicate position at work: Sandwiched between the Boomers and the Y's - one group staying longer than anyone expected and the other eager to step in. Here are ten tips for aspiring Gen X leaders.

By Andrea Useem | February 9, 2010; 6:52 AM ET | Comments (0)

Why "Undercover Boss" gets leadership all wrong

A boss who misrepresents him or herself invites employees to misrepresent themselves, or perhaps misrepresent the company or its products and services to customers.

By Andrea Useem | February 8, 2010; 6:31 AM ET | Comments (1)

 
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