By Alan Graner
You dread going to work in the morning because she is there: your vampire boss who sucks the enthusiasm and joy out of your job, leaving you a lifeless husk who’s only going through the motions so that:
1) she won’t notice you and drag you down to the 7th Level of Hell, and
2) so you can get paychecks until, like Steve McQueen, you succeed at The Great Escape.
Could that bad boss possibly be…you?
As a public service, here are characteristics of bad bosses. Learn wisely Grasshopper.
Beware of Managers From Hell
When you name the right people to manage your workplace, people love their jobs, your customers are engaged and life is great. When you name the wrong person, nothing can fix it for your workforce—not compensation, not benefits, nothing. The results can be dire for your business and your bottom line
4 Qualities of Truly Horrible Managers
According to surveys, between 65% and 75% of workers rate their managers as the worst aspect of their jobs. And they may be right: research indicates about 50% of managers are incompetent. Why can’t they do their jobs? Four points summarize the problems with failed managers.
5 Ways to Be a Really Bad Boss
It’s like the old joke: your boss isn’t completely useless—he can always serve as a bad example. What to do? Instead of grumbling and acting out passive-aggressively, use your experience as a learning experience to determine what NOT to do as a boss. Here are five things to watch for.
The Seven Habits of Spectacularly Unsuccessful Executives
What common characteristics did former high-flyers like Enron, Tyco, Rubbermaid and Schwinn have that lead to complete failures? It seems these and 46 other companies that met similar fates all had senior executives with seven spectacularly unsuccessful habits. How many of them (if any) do you have?
What was your worst boss like?
Alan Graner is Chief Creative Officer at Daly-Swartz Public Relations, an Orange County, CA business marketing content and distribution firm. For content that makes you stick out from the crowd, email Jeffrey Swartz at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or visit www.dsprel.com.