Zynga buys OMGPOP for $180 million–a terrific win for all involved. So CEO Dan Porter took the opportunity to throw one of his team under the bus when he declined a job offer from Zynga. Why not just ignore it and move on?
To his credit, Porter took back his tweet. However, the tone has been set. What about the next time a team member does (or doesn’t) do something that Porter doesn’t agree with? Are you sure you want to work with him?
Takeaway: Leaders can be judged by their actions. Managers can be judged by their policies. Clerks spew things out. Consider who you’re working for before you join them.