Thursday, February 11, 2010

Tough love

New York Times:

Q. What’s your view of fear as a management tool?

A. Fear is the best motivator.

Q. Are you a tyrant?

A. I’m sure many people would view me as difficult. If I ask you to do something and you say, “Geez, I don’t have enough time to do that.” Well, maybe I don’t have enough time to sign your check this week.

I love these guys who think they can just tell the truth about a situation without any imagination for how its unwilling participants might respond. Yes: threaten their livelihood. That always leads to predictable outcomes!

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