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How to deal with your crazy boss

Fortune's Stanley Bing shares his take on the five types of crazy bosses, and some strategies for dealing with one, from "Crazy Bosses" (Harper Collins).

The narcissist
Let him have the credit.
Rationale: Be prepared, however, to watch him eat your ideas and work and claim them as his own. Don't worry too much about it, though. Most people are aware that the dude can't really do any work that requires an attention span. It's obvious that the guy rushing around with the furrowed brow is the one who's really sweating, not the one with his name at the top of the memo. But get used to it: All glory you earn will be reflected.

Effectiveness: Moderate to high, but still a real pain in the neck.

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