Thursday, December 22, 2005

How can you tell if your boss is a "BAD BOSS"?

Does your boss:
  • Ignore "people" issues such as support, development and conflict?
  • Criticize, downplay or ignore your ideas; or take credit for your work?
  • Lack necessary knowledge, skills or experience in your field or profession?
  • Ignore serious problems or make them worse?
  • Measure results based only on things that can be easily counted?
  • Hire unqualified employees, vendors or consultants?
  • Do the nitty-gritty, detailed work in your department?
  • Insult, taunt, harass, or threaten you; or snap, shout or curse at you?
  • Expect you to agree with her or his ideas, or give you incorrect information?
  • Gossip with your peers or encourage infighting and internal competition?
  • Use company assets inappropriately or unethically?
  • Work against company goals and programs while pretending to support them?
  • Appear to have different personalities on different day

If you report to a bad boss, know these four things:
  1. Some bosses want to be bad and they're not going to change.
  2. Bad bosses know how to get away with what they're doing.
  3. You're not imagining it--it is really happening.
  4. You are not the problem.
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