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Bad bosses promoted, not punished

The annual meeting of the Academy of Management in Philadelphia this week will be the venue for the release of a new study that claims the best way to get ahead in the workplace is to be a tyrant. That's the conclusion drawn from an online survey of 240 participants, the majority of whom indicated that either nothing at all or something positive happened to the bad leaders in their workplaces.

I guess that if a person is intimidating, it works below or above that person.


Toni Bowers is Managing Editor of TechRepublic and is the award-winning blogger of the Career Management blog. She has edited newsletters, books, and web sites pertaining to software, IT career, and IT management issues.

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