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5 Bad Bosses - Are You One?

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Are You A Bad Boss?

Everyone has had a horrible boss. They can make life unbearable. It’s important to be sure that you are not that horrible boss.

Here are the five major enemies in the workplace.

  1. The Pushover
    There are few things worse than working for a “Yes Man.” Initially, it’s great to work for someone who simply can’t say no. After you’ve abused two hour lunches and taken off a half hour early for a year, you are going to grow tired of the boredom. You might actually want to achieve. Without someone holding you accountable and pushing you towards that, it’ll never happen.

  2. The Dreamweaver
    Sometimes, the boss has his head in the clouds looking for the next million dollar idea and forgets about running the actual business. That leaves the rest of the company on their own to actually make the business work. That can be terribly frustrating for anyone. There’s nothing worse than feeling like you are carrying the load.

  3. The Pusher
    No one likes a bully. The Pusher is the boss that always gets their way, by force if need be. They continually push work your way and try their best to push you around. They rule by fear and will often use phrases like, “If you like your job…” or “Any fool could do this.” Pushers never establish authority that lasts too long. This is the worst type of boss; they or the company must go.

  4. The Droid No One’s Looking For
    While there’s no threat of violence from RoboBoss, you do indeed have to be on the lookout for having any human emotion or interaction. This is the unreasonable boss that never allows personal phone calls, refuses to grant a few minutes for a doctor’s visit, and simply never accepts a tardy excuse. Realise that humans live life and life is quite unpredictable.

  5. The Dweller
    Quite possibly the most dangerous of all bosses is the Dweller. This creature tends to lurk, standing over your shoulder and watching work be done. No one is productive while being stalked. Dwellers drive down morale and ultimately cause division in the work force between the supporters and the haters. They are destructive to productivity and the company as a whole.

If you are one of these, or share some characteristics with them, it’s never too late to change your ways.

Identify the bad habits you have and make the necessary changes, whether you have to be a bit tougher or lighten things up a bit.