Lynn Tilton's Employees Loved Their Boss So Much They Made Up A Special Code For Her

MD Helicopters employees evidently had a name for Tilton, and it wasn't “Diva of Distressed.”
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At the zenith of Patriarch Partners, Lynn Tilton controlled at least 74 companies, either directly as CEO or indirectly through Patriarch. One would think that so many responsibilities would make Tilton seem distant and unfamiliar to employees at those firms. Au contraire.

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Take Tilton's loyal staff at MD Helicopters. There, the Wall Street Journal reports, the rapport between employer and employed was so strong that managers sprinted to greet her whenever she popped in. What's more, they developed a secret language to refer to the big boss lady.

Her brash personal style also drew attention. When the code phrase “the broom has landed” sounded through the hallways at Patriarch’s MD Helicopters, managers raced to stand at attention when Ms. Tilton arrived, according to former employees. A representative for Ms. Tilton declined to comment.

What the phrase means, or implies, is anyone's guess. Broom, broom...brooms sweep? Maybe employees were swept away by Tilton's grace and force of intellect? Maybe she just ran a clean ship? Please let us know in the comments if you've got an idea as to what this code might be hinting at.

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