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).
By Stanley Bing
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Don't be too good.
Rationale: Being a nasty boy or girl is quite possibly the quickest way to a paranoid's heart. Sheepish acceptance of bad treatment may earn you points in the short run, but in addition to its hurting you daily, you will get nothing from it in the long run, either. Your dubious acquiescence will be repaid with betrayal.
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