11 Nov '11, 1am

Building The Right Corporate Culture, From A Self-Confessed Former Jerk Of A Boss

Building The Right Corporate Culture, From A Self-Confessed Former Jerk Of A Boss

Not every boss likes to admit that they’ve been a self-focused jerk, but that’s exactly what Jay Steinfeld did. The founder and CEO of Blinds.com – a leading Internet retailer of custom window treatments on the internet, specializing in blinds, shades, shutters and draperies – confesses that he was a jerk of a boss who used to terrorize his employees and micro-managed every detail of his business. “I’d be incensed at watching people merely talk to each other when the topic was anything but work-related,” Steinfeld recalls. He was also anal about employee performance. “If a project was done 95-percent well, I’d focus on the five percent,” grimaces Steinfeld. “It would be like a child having a report card with all A’s and 1 B and I’d be upset about the B and give no credit for the A’s.” Steinfeld would also expect his staff to others to work as long as he did, and would get ...

Full article: http://www.youngupstarts.com/2011/11/11/building-the-righ...

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