Jeffrey Skilling will get a Supreme Court hearing. Could any bosses be worse than the ex-Enron chief? Here's five.
Now the Supreme Court is going to reconsider his 2006 conviction on charges that fraud by him and other top executives destroyed the world’s then-largest energy trader, wiping out pensions and employees’ life savings in the process.
Mr. Skilling has long alleged that he didn't know about Enron's shoddy accounting practices and risky business deals. He claims he didn't dump his shares of Enron stock and step down days before the company's collapse because he wanted to get out while the getting was good.
The scale of Enron's losses would seem to guarantee Skilling a place in the pantheon of bad bosses. Sadly, he has a lot of company. Here are five qualities that make a bad boss — and real-world examples of what to avoid.
1. Looking Out For No. 1
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