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Exploring the Psychology of the Boss

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Exploring the Psychology of the Boss

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Exploring the Psychology of the Boss

Exploring the Psychology of the Boss

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Most people have dealt with a bad boss: the micromanager, the bully, the glory hog. So how do lousy managers make it to the top of the corporate ladder in the first place? Actually, it might be the employees' fault. Workers often see the biggest jerk as the best boss material.

Guests:

Robert Sutton, professor of organizational behavior, Stanford University; author

Steve Fishman, contributing editor for New York magazine; author of Karaoke Nation, Or, How I Spent a Year in Search of Glamour, Fulfillment, and a Million Dollars