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Describing a class of security that, in the event of liquidation, is prioritized lower than other classes of security. For example, a subordinated security may be an unsecured loan, which has no collateral. Should the issuer be liquidated, all secured bonds and debts must be repaid before the subordinated security is repaid. A subordinated security carries higher risk but also pays higher returns than other classes. See also: Junior Debt.


To agree to place one's mortgage or other interests in a junior position relative to another. See subordinated ground lease and subordinated mortgage.

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Second, he presents a 10-step subordinate counseling session structure.
In other words, our subordinates have to feel they know us well enough that they can present an idea or opinion in such a way that we will listen.
And then the subordinate managers must likewise spend time with their own subordinates.
If everyone shares those same values, couldn't Rick expect his subordinates to be more participative in a meaningful way?
The purpose of this study is to examine physician executives' communicator style preferences when attempting to influence subordinates who communicate with them in attractive (i.
In testing for differences, it was found that the communicator styles of friendly, relaxed, open, dramatic and attentive were significantly more likely to be chosen when attempting to persuade attractive subordinates than unattractive subordinates.
A ranking of the means of the various communicator style variables supports this conclusion and provides further insight into physician executives' communicator style preferences when influencing subordinates they perceive as likable and dislikable.
Likewise, subordinates can suggest ways for supervisors to improve their performance and help develop their potential.
Most police executives, however, have only vague perceptions of their supervisors' performance, particularly in terms of their ability to develop and supervise subordinates.
These activities include facilitating a productive work environment and developing subordinates to their full potential.
It is not only important to examine the significant differences between the way physician executives use influence strategies with attractive and unattractive subordinates and superiors, but also worthwhile to examine the rankings of the strategies associated with the two targets (see figure 4, p.
Coalition was another popular strategy in persuading subordinates and superiors.