Inc.'s Badass-Boss Hall of Fame
Steve Jobs. Martha Stewart. Some bosses aren't in it to be loved. Here's how that works, and how it doesn't.
1. Steve Jobs: The Perfectionist
Gave employees a higher purpose but was unsparing about their shortcomings.
2. Barry Diller: The Taskmaster
Embraces creative conflict but intimidates employees into pulling all-nighters.
3. Scott Rudin: The Hothead
Produced hits such as The Social Network and School of Rock; once fired an assistant for bringing him the wrong muffin.
4. Martha Stewart: The Control Freak
Made a fortune on her attention to detail but has trouble ceding control.
5. George Steinbrenner: The competitor
Core belief: "Winning is the most important thing in life, after breathing."
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