T+D June 09 // Intelligence //
The Boss’s Pet
By Ann Pace
Managers continue the habit of over-reliance on stars.
Remember that annoyingly perfect girl who sat in the front row of your ninth-grade English class, had a panic attack when she got less than an A+ on an assignment, and always received special attention from the teacher?
Just like your classroom’s prized pupils, the office has its own share of boss’s pets.
Most managers devote the majority of their development effo