The Tyrant’s New Year’s Resolutions!

Hello, eager readers, and happy merry holidaytime.  In honor of the upcoming new year, many of us will make resolutions to lose weight and go to the gym and spend more time with our families and all kinds of other crap that we won’t actually bother with.  So I’ve come up with a collection of…


Are Your Employees Unhappy Enough? Because They Could Always Be Unhappier.

Woo-hoo! First off, all articles should start that way.  “Woo-hoo!” is a much better greeting than “Hello.”  But in this case, my enthusiasm is well-earned.  Because I just read an article that gave me a few awesome ideas.  It turns out that a 2009 employee survey conducted by the Society for Human Resource Managers found…


A Christmas Present for all the Managers Out There

Hey all!  Today’s article is going to be short, but it’s also going to be amazing.  Why?  Because I’ve found a piece of empirical information that should warm the hearts of all the managers out there in Managerland.  Are you ready?  Here we go. One study of healthcare workers found that when employees were working…


Profile in Tyranny: The Guy Who Wouldn’t Hold the Door

It’s about time for another one of these, wouldn’t you say?  Given that I haven’t posted a Profile in Tyranny for a while, you might think that I’ve managed to go a few weeks without running into somebody I’d like to hit over the head.  And you’re correct.  It’s been a good November. Until today.…


Fun Ways to Make Your Vendors HATE You!

Good morning, everyone!  I know you’re not all reading this in the morning, but I’m writing it in the morning, and so I’m saying…wait a second.  Hold on, no I’m not writing it in the morning.  I planned to write it this morning, but it’s actually 1:30pm.  How did that happen?  Where did the morning…


Why Change? Everything is Exactly the Same!

Geoffrey Havens-smith here, and top of the morning to you.  It has come to my attention that many of you have been deluded into the belief that the times are changing.  I’ve heard murmurs – whisperings about town, at the saloon and such – that things today are a mite different than they used to…


How to Become an Insufferable Salesman!

I know, I know – you’re wondering about the word ‘become’ in the title.  You’re thinking, “People don’t become insufferable salespeople.  Salespeople are inherently insufferable.”  But that isn’t true.  Truly awful salespeople are made, not born.  And I’m about to teach you how to make yourself into the kind of salesperson that will make customers…


Welcome to the New

We hope you are liking the new look of the site. We put it together to provide a wider variety of video and showcase Jeff’s new presentations and new book, Unleash Your Inner Tyrant! Please feel free to send your comments on the site and let us know if there is anything you’d like us…


Canadians Beware!

I discuss some possible solutions to the United States job issue…

Katy Perry and Elmo

Katy Perry’s appearance was recently cut from Sesame Street – I’m sure Elmo had something to do with it.

The Frog and the Scorpion

I feel like shaking things up a bit, so today I’m starting off with a fable. You might have heard it before. Once upon a time there was a scorpion that wanted to cross a river. He began to research the rudiments of shipbuilding and was about to solicit bids from a small number of…


The NSFW App

Well this is an interested app that I bet Steve Jobs didn’t foresee when they created the iPod.

Jeff becomes regular contributor for

Jeff has recently been added to the list of expert writers for and will be featured in his own section of the website based on his presentation “How to Get Fired!”  HeadDrama is owned by the parent company of the Daily Buzz – a nationally syndicated morning TV news show on which Jeff has…


We need more photos of Queens, NY

Is $85,000 too much for the government to spend on photos of Queens, NY? You know, I’m just not sure, but I probably won’t be adding it to my list of vacation destinations regardless.