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Mugtoe
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Management styles (Oxsan)

Abdi was the official historian of the court of Sultan Mehmet IV of the Ottoman Empire from 1648-87. He was charged by the Sultan to write in extreme detail all of the proceedings of the court every day and to compile these writing into a book of history. One evening Sultan Mehmet called Abdi to him and asked. “What hast thou written this day?” Abdi replied that since it had been a dull day and nothing important had happened, that he had decided not to write anything for this day. Sultan Mehmet instantly seized a spear nearby and hurled it at the historian wounding him severely. The Sultan stood over him and said, “Now thou hast something to write about.” Now, THAT is hands-on management.

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I will remember to keep a spear near my desk for motivation....

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Your whole "I dress like an office drone and act respectable and then sit on forum where we discuss urethra fucking and public torture" bit still creeps me out. I bet it would creep out your co-workers even more.

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And from these mighty beginnings came the oft-uttered, much hated parental expression "I'll give you something to cry about!"

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oxsan
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Well, Sultan Mehmed IV had a 39 year regn as top dog of the Ottoman Empire. He held the job down from 1648 to 1687. He was a pretty forceful fellow.

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I have had the good fortune to work with an office manager who, when times are good, is very generous and fun to be around. However, when times are bad, he motivates those around him by belittling them, micromanaging their every move, creating a horrendous working environment. When times get tough, I think you get a chance to see people's real character. I respond better to positive reinforcement than negative motivation.

Maybe this is why I am changing my working environment by changing jobs. You think I am going to take that shit!

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There are some junior officers like that in the Army that just seem to have extraordinary badluck in combat.

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That's the difference twixt the thourobred and the mule. It's all in how they respond to the whip.

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IV Mehmet vassalized Ukraine and conquered Crete, the last major acquisition before the long decline.

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His long reign has to do with being a young child when he became padishah.

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True, he was six years old when he became Sultan.; Nothing like getting an early start on your chosen profession.

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Insightful~

It seems a sophiscated management skill, but actually I think I didn't get it!

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...Maybe this is why I am changing my working environment by changing jobs. You think I am going to take that shit!

Happy birthday, Thumperline! Still job hoppin’? Hope you found a nice place to land. There is life after divorce.

Amen.

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