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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Never directly challenge a paranoid.
Rationale: He believes that the Others are out to get him, the one perfect entity in an imperfect and infuriating universe. If you piss him off too gravely, he will recognize you, suddenly, as an Other, no matter how long you have worked to convince him otherwise.
Effectiveness: Break this rule and you won't need to break any others.
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