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The Wall Street Journal also reported recently that the role of CEO is evolving from that of taskmaster and lofty, untouchable figure to mentor and coach.
Musk is a taskmaster who plays fast and loose with the rules.
ELON MUSK’S ROCKET RIDEANDREW NUSCADECEMBER 2, 2020FORTUNE
Kenny Atkinson, a development-minded taskmaster hired to guide a rebuild, was never going to be the right personality to lead Durant and Kyrie Irving on a title push.
How could one face a régime in which the everlasting taskmaster held control?
In the words quoted with approval in the circular of 1835, the parish was to be "the hardest taskmaster and the worst pay-master."
One day, when Smith was threshing in the field, his cruel taskmaster beat him severely, although he had done nothing wrong.
THE STORY OF THE THIRTEEN COLONIESH. A. (HLNE ADELINE) GUERBER
I think when they say we was free that meant every man was to be his own boss and not be bossed by a taskmaster.
He had been rather a hard taskmaster, though as a paymaster trustworthy; a ready-money man, just and ungenerous.
THE WELL-BELOVEDTHOMAS HARDY
The words came in quick, gasping breaths, as a child might speak who tried to justify himself to his taskmaster.
FLAMING JUNEMRS. GEORGE DE HORNE VAIZEY
This made Moses so angry that he rushed in to defend the slave, and dealt the taskmaster such a blow that it killed him.

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