Newman Noggs and the Nickleby ladies by “Phiz”
You may remember how I’ve said that it isn’t a good idea to beat up your boss. I also mentioned how Nicholas Nickleby did just that when he couldn’t take any more.
Nicholas could have followed the example of his friend Newman Noggs when he was similarly stressed by his employer. Continue reading
Photo by James Munson on Flickr
Yes, that’s what Boris said while campaigning for the Tories in the Eastleigh by-election. I find this deliciously ironic, given the Huffington Post article on facial mapping. Continue reading
Sir Winston S Churchill
This is my second post in the two part series “What Makes a Good Leader?” This exciting series was prompted by an absurd article in the Huffington Post, claiming that certain politicians – to wit, Ed Miliband and Boris Johnson – need plastic surgery if they are to have a hope in hell of reaching the top of the greasy pole.
All this is nonsense of course. It’s a person’s inner qualities that count. In my first post, I discussed the ability of a boss to delegate. This second post talks about how important it is that a boss should be decisive.
St Stupid’s Day Parade by Scott Beale on Flickr
I mentioned the Peter Principle in a previous post, being the idea that in any organisation, people rise to the level of their own incompetence.
This got me thinking a bit and so I actually looked up the phrase in Wikipedia
Gaius Julius Caesar, Rimini Italy Photo by Georges Jansoone
The other day I came across this article in the Huffington Post, which suggests that if you really want to get to the top of the tree – at Westminster at least – you need a facelift. And this isn’t just an idle thought – oh, no, this is all according to research by a “facial mapping expert.” Continue reading
Nicholas astonishes Mr Squeers and family by “Phiz”
Remember our old friend Dick Fuld, ex CEO of Lehman Brothers? The one who got his snoot punched by an irate ex employee?
Well, here’s a picture of another disgruntled employee taking out his frustrations on his boss! Continue reading
Courtesy of Tom Winkler
I know I’ve said that violence isn’t the answer, and you really shouldn’t go and kill your boss…BUT…
if you really have to, you can do it quite safely at Whack Your Boss (please note, this is NOT for the squeamish).
“Don’t ever forget, this job is VERY big on payback!” – Kevin Spacey Swimming with Sharks
Payback. How many of us have dreamed about this moment. When we have the boss completely at our mercy – the chance of paying him back for all the horrible things he’s done to us. Continue reading