re: Only goes so far...
Given what I said in my reply to the other post, I totally agree with you. That is not about being a stronger person, it's about manipulation. Manipulation plain and simple. Some people can be shown kindness, and some can't. IMO, the trick to becoming a good supervisor is figuring out which, and acting accordingly. Many managers think that the only way to get results is busting balls. That is true for a small minority of emplyees, and those should be fired. The rest, who can be reasoned with, should be treated with kindness. Infortunately, you can't fire your wife (you can legally, but I don't believe in that) so you have to learn to speak her language.
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