The above video is the famous speech delivered by Alec Baldwin in Glengarry Glen Ross.
There are usually two reactions to the rant. You can say “Yeah!” and get motivated and energized or you can say “What an a-hole!” and dismiss the whole situation.
Is he a good boss? Probably not.
Would you work for someone like that? I definitely would.
As a boss in today’s corporate culture, he wouldn’t last. But his motivation, drive, and vision are key to a being a great leader. Take away the cursing (although a little cursing at work is ok with me) and you’ll have a boss who will push you do do your best.
FYI, all hiring managers want the person who says “YEAH!, let’s go out and sell some real estate.”