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Is it Good to Be Bad in the Workplace?

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“He is a dreadful manager …. I have always liked Steve [Jobs], but I have found it impossible to work for him … He acts without thinking and with bad judgment …. He does not give credit where due … Very often, when told a new idea, he will immediately attack it and say it is worthless or even stupid, and tell you that it was a waste of time to work on it. This alone is bad management, but if the idea is a good one he will soon be telling people about it as though it was his own.” (Isaacson, 2011, p. 112).

Steve Jobs is well known for being unkind to employees.

It's not just thieving ideas; it's that he was verbally abusive.

Clearly Apple did well despite this.

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