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ck425 · 2015-05-13 · Original thread
I think this is the book he's referring to:

msencenb · 2012-07-30 · Original thread
If its possible have him read this book:

It's a book on how some leaders push people at their job while other leaders simply make everyone shut down and only get about 50% productivity. He's micro-managing style is actually covered in depth.

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