Think of the worst supervisor or boss you ever had. Chances are someone comes immediately to mind. Why do you consider this person “the worst?” How did he or she act? How did this bad boss’s approach affect your attitude and work effort? Did this person influence you to do your best?
Now, think of a situation where you had the best boss ever. (For most people, it’s harder to identify a boss who shines, isn’t it?) What was this person like, and what did he or she do differently? How did this person affect you and your work effort?
Did you do a better job for the good boss or the bad boss? Most people say the good boss. Regrettably, it’s far more likely that the majority of your work life has been spent reporting to bad bosses. Bad bosses continue to dominate the landscape of business today. Despite the research on effective leadership, bad bosses are an epidemic killing off employee productivity, creativity and […]