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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 disaster hunter
Get tough.
Rationale: We're gonna be mean here. The disaster hunter is the crazy boss on his last legs. He's in the grip of his madness and cannot shake loose. He's hurting. He's spinning out of control. He just needs one more push. You provide that push in exactly the right way, and you could end up rid of the crazy boss. Or at least this crazy boss. That's saying something.

Effectiveness: Fabulous.


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Chicago Mercantile Association: Certain market data is the property of Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. and its licensors. All rights reserved.

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