Daily Archives: July 24, 2009

Bad Boss of the Week: Wall Street’s Gordon Gekko

This week’s bad boss is corrupt corporate raider, Gordon Gekko from the 1987 film Wall Street. Gordon, played by Michael Douglas, is a dishonest Wall Street player who values the almighty dollar above all else. His unprincipled priorities leave no room to value companies or employees beyond financial profit. His love for money does not even flinch in the face of illegal activities.


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If you’ve had a bad boss who would stop at nothing for a buck, here are some tips to help you survive the greed:

  • Money can be a great motivator, but it can not buy you happiness. Don’t get caught up in the highly contagious greed.
  • If faced with illegal or unethical demands, choose to do the right thing no matter what, even if means finding a new job.
  • Help your boss realize how their decisions impact others.
  • Find value in things outside of work.

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