Mark Cuban is doling out business wisdom en passant on his site, and it’s better than most of what passes for same in antiseptic MBA programs:
I’m about as competitive as they come. I hate to lose in anything I do. I love to work with people who hate to lose. I want to be around people who get sick and cant sleep when things don’t go well. People who wont go to sleep until problems are solved. … Passion in business demands passion.
All of this is my way of saying that I expect people who work for me to yell at me, and I expect them to know that at times I will do the same. If someone is pissed off, if they think Im doing something wrong, or the wrong way, and Im being too pigheaded to see it. Blast me … I dont see decibels as a sign of disrespect. I see fear to communicate a needed message to me as a sign of disrespect.