Using Fear To Motivate Technical Writers

I want you to think back to the best – and worse – boss you’ve ever had. Describe them in three words. Now, I want you to think of how his/her boss thought of this person. See any difference? One of the tricks on office politics is that what works for you is not acceptable for others. I’m mentoring some Technical Writers right now and each has their own style. But I have a problem. The best team leader is also the most obnoxious.