By giving you 5 arguments to which you nod positively, they then enforce their point as to why (bs reasons) there is no money for you.
It takes a few years to read between the lines, hence why so many of those crooks bosses like to hire you straight out of uni.
Wow, I must seem like the biggest liar on earth to the people that have read those books and listened to those tapes.
edit: might as well link it directly -> https://gsbapps.stanford.edu/researchpapers/library/RP2060%2...
The real winners will be public-relations firms, which now know to coach the boss to hesitate more, swear less and avoid excessive expressions of positive emotion.
In the context of big(er) companies reporting on their financial results this matters, but we are often the type of insiders who can predict that a company is in trouble, even if figuring out the timing is difficult.
It really isn't that hard to recognize if you poke your head above the cubicle walls on occasion. The real trick is being able to figure out where you stand in those situations.
Let me give you an example. Oliver North was summoned to Congress to testify about the whole Iran Contra affair. I forget what the question was, but the important part was North's response. If you watch closely, you can see his lower lip extend below his upper lip for a split second: he pouted. He was upset by the question somehow, but didn't want to show it, so he quickly suppressed it.
Apart from psychopaths, there are very few people (less than 1%) who can totally suppress these types of cues.
But how can a company possibly stay alive for very long if, rather than confining itself to lying to its rivals to keep ahead in the competitive marketplace, it starts lying to itself and its own?
If your company's internal culture develops the practice of deceit - deceit between superiors and subordinates, deceit between superiors, deceit between subordinates and ultimately deceit towards customers - how can you expect the firm to remain fit for purpose for very long?
Who would want to live in a Stirnerite environment where everybody routinely bones up on Machiavelli and Nineteen Eighty Four and keeps the knives sharpened while watching for others attampting to stab you in the back all the time?
Though to be fair I work in a small company where I know my boss very well so the point probably don't apply.
I suggest creating or finding a work situation where the group isn't big enough for bosses, and thus corporate culture.
You mean he lies even more often?