We’ve all had an abrasive employer. I can recall visiting a company on my first consulting assignment in Los Angeles where a president of a small business severely reprimanded an employee in front of me. Not only in my presence but that of his co-workers. No the person had not set the building on fire or lost a contract worth millions. It was a simple matter where feedback would have suffice. It is astonishing how little leaders actually lead.
A bad boss i.e. manager can be a self esteem issue. On the other hand it could be a lack of training. Then there is an additional possibility.Regardless what is done to improve the situation the “bad” boss won’t change. Gallup reports only 2 in 10 managers are qualified. In the interim if you are a “bad” boss here are some things you can do aside from seeking out a therapist for your insecurity. By the way, your actions are costing your business an enormous amount of money. Aside from facing potential legal issues, employee disengagement is a very real phenomenon if you will reflecting very real dollars. “Bad” bosses create an atmosphere of distrust.
Employees and bosses who’ve had a good working relationship often stay in touch, at least slightly, even after they’ve stopped working together. If you never hear from any of your former employees, that’s a bad sign.
Do you help employees develop?
The best bosses are invested in their employees being successful, and look for opportunities to help them grow through additional training and new opportunities.
Do you feel like you’re the smartest person in the office and no one else has any idea how to do their job?
There’s a good chance your management style is to blame. Not that employees don’t do stupid stuff–they do–but if you’ve got them at all intimidated or scared, you’re helping to reduce their IQ. There’s ample evidence that stressors, such as having a boss chew you out, can lessen cognitive function for hours at a time.[…]
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Jim Woods is a competitive strategy and performance coach and founder of InnoThink Group a management consulting firm located in Colorado Springs, CO. where he serves as president. His firm contracts with experienced consultants from firms such as Bain, Accenture and Mckinsey.
Jim has worked with Fortune 500 firms, US military and non-profits. He brings a unique background of business, interpersonal skills, experience, to each of his consulting, speaking and coaching engagements. He is a sought after speaker on strategic leaders, competitive strategy, innovation, team building, employee engagement and uncertainty. To contact Jim for an engagement contact him at his website. Click here.