What's in a name? Boss? LO7239

Keith Cowan (72212.51@CompuServe.COM)
06 May 96 22:13:55 EDT

Replying to LO7184 --

In response to my piece on SOBs as bosses, Scott makes some excellent
points which ended with:

>....It IS about Human Dignity. Heck, life's a long time. Why set up all these
>negative anchors? Let's work on building more positive kharma,
>Scott Simmerman - 74170.1061@compuserve.com

Now I would be uncomfortable standing up for SOBs but I had a VP who
was 5 foot twenty and insecure and he did not stroke anyone but I put
an outstanding achievement "up his nose" every year he was there.

He never thanked me or even acknowledged the work. In fact, I got a lot
of peer recognition because he didn't do it, and I simply said it was HIS
problem. He was eventually fired, much to my satisfaction and my
friends called to congratulate me when he left even though I has very
little influence. BUT he did get my adrenalin flowing and, although I
hate to admit it, I learned some things from this guy...Keith

(PS The key element here is to stay open to learning. Another
antagonist coined the term "we are in violent agreement" to capture
the essence of the energy being released between us when I won!)


Keith Cowan <72212.51@CompuServe.COM>

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