Better Bosses Blog Intro

Bad Boss, Bad Boss What ya’ gonna do, what ya’ gonna do when one hires you?

Many of us may find humor in this idiom, but how many of us have truly had a Bad Boss, or more than one for that matter?
A recent survey found that more than 31% of 1,000 people surveyed admit they have a bad boss. Let’s take a look at what most employees think constitutes a Bad Boss.
The following characteristics of Bad Bosses were taken from reader comments on Human Resources website.
1. Bad Bosses love brownnosers and tattletales. They choose favorites and cover up/ make excuses for the poor work of their incompetent favorites.
2. Bad Bosses fail to communicate and have no expectations, timelines or goals.
3. Bad Bosses use disciplinary measures inappropriately. They admonish employees in front of others.
4. Bad Bosses speak loudly, rudely or one-sidedly to staff. They bully and intimidate others.
5. Bad Bosses take credit for the successes of and positive accomplishments of their employees. In addition, they blame others for their mistakes.
6. Bad Bosses fail to provide rewards and recognition for positive employee performance.
7. ______________ (what example would you include on this list? Send it to me through the Better Bosses Blog)

Sound familiar?

Maybe you find yourself dealing with these types of bosses on a daily basis at work, which makes you groan, rollover and sigh when the morning wake-up alarm rings.
Perhaps you feel you were lied to in the job interview, your ideas aren’t taken seriously, or there’s no room for advancement in your present position.
Perhaps you are a boss or aspiring to become one, do you have a good role model on which to base your leadership philosophy?

Join us weekly for discussion via our Better Bosses Blog on topics relating to bosses and how you can aspire to work with one or become one.

Our topics will be based on our recently released book, “Become the Boss You Always Wanted.”

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    • His bosses lose money when they aren’t proidcung more shows, in all fairness, maybe they have concern for him as a person and therefore are willing to sacrifice for the time being their profits. It is a possibility.

    • I think we should cealerbte a Thank Your Bad Boss Day, because with out someone having a bad boss, we would never have the good boss who learned how to properly manage and treat his/her employees with respect. I used to have a COO who would always be very respectful because she would say, Someday, you could be my boss and I want to be treated with respect. That’s a great boss!In addition, as you say, we are reminded that integrity and communication are essential to a successful career and life. What a great way to live and work![] Reply:December 14th, 2010 at 4:21 amNicholas, how true we learn from both the good and the bad in our lives.Judy[]

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  3. , given the condition of our world, I can’t htlesony say that I would celebrate bad behavior in anyone, especially a boss. But I thoroughly agree, Judy: we have much to learn from adversity. Personally, I learned from one bad boss’ the critical importance of working for someone who is emotionally stable, rather than being prone to envy and pathological competitiveness. From another I learned the importance [especially to me] of working for someone with integrity.[]Judy Lindenberger Reply:December 8th, 2010 at 3:45 amMartha, what a wonderful perspective and insight. Yes, I think it can take years (it did for me) to appreciate the lessons you can learn from bad bosses. And yes, when we do work for someone with integrity, what a difference it makes, not only in our feeling of safety, but also in our productivity.- Judy[]

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