A bad boss is an employee's worst nightmare. The moment you realize that your boss compares unfavorably with Cruella Deville, your stomach sinks and you realize it is time to look for a new position.
If you need a checklist to decide how terrible your boss really is, consider how many of the following "bad... Read More »
By Brad Lomenick
Let's be honest: you don't want to fail. But if you're a leader, you've more than likely failed at one point or another. One of the most prevalent reasons for failure is the lack of the essential elements needed to lead now and well. Here are four traits you must possess if you want to succeed... Read More »
A bad boss can derail careers, lower morale and hurt company's productivity. But how many workers actually are in this predicament? Quite a lot, if you believe the results of a new survey from Glassdoor, the employment-information company. The survey of 2,054 workers -- which was conducted by Harris Interactive... Read More »
From the vitriolic Gordon Ramsay to the politically incorrect jester David Brent, the bad boss is a cherished trope of our culture. It's also a detested trope of many Americans' lives.
A video from the website Online MBA breaks down the real cost of bad bosses, with helpful illustrations and twinkly... Read More »
You have that pit in the bottom of your stomach every time you need to talk to your boss. If he or she doesn't seem to like you, what can you do? You have a few choices:
1) throw your hands up and hope you win the lottery soon or
2) try to figure out why you're not a favorite in the office and make changes so... Read More »
By Nancy Collamer
More than 25 years have passed since my one, and thankfully only, experience working for a bully. But I can still remember how the sound of his voice would send my stress levels through the roof. I tolerated his behavior for nearly a year before deciding to resign -- and I haven't worked... Read More »
By Robert Half International
Your manager comes to you in a panic and asks you to fill in for Sharon, who will be out of town all next week. Your first thought is, "Why me?" Yet, despite your frustration, you smile and say, "No problem." Your boss is making the request, after all, so refusal is not an... Read More »
By Lindsay Olson
In movies like "Horrible Bosses" and "The Devil Wears Prada," we get the chance to laugh at the fools unfortunate enough to have to work for slave drivers. But bad bosses are a reality for many workers. Here's how to make the most out of a bad situation. Read More »
By 24/7 Wall Street, Introduction by Jake Thiewes
Countless companies promote themselves as "great places to work" -- on their own websites and elsewhere. Yet with the advent of websites such as Glassdoor, where employees can expose work conditions by posting anonymously, many companies are receiving... Read More »
By Kelly Eggers
It's one thing to have a bad boss. It's an entirely different story when your bad boss is one of many at your firm. That could indicate a deeper problem suggesting your company's management culture needs an overhaul.
Companies with poor management practices typically have employees who are... Read More »
When it comes to dumb reasons for getting fired, there appears to be no end to the idiocy displayed by many workers that ultimately leads to their dismissal.
There is perhaps no better example of this numbskullery than Steven Slater, the former JetBlue flight attendant who, in a fit aboard a parked aircraft... Read More »
What bugs you the most about your job? And what crazy excuses would you give to escape your office? These were the questions that the corporate research consultancy Wakefield Associates explored in an online survey of 1,013 office workers for Citrix, a Fort Lauderdale-based tech company. Read More »
By Alison Green
Even good managers frustrate their employees now and then -- while bad managers, of course, do it regularly. Here are seven of the most common complaints about the annoying things bosses do without even realizing it: Read More »
By Matt Egan
He may be leading a soon-to-be-public company that employs more than 3,000 people and is valued at $100 billion, but Mark Zuckerberg isn't your father's CEO.
Through his management style and decision making -- especially the decision to leave the board out of a recent $1 billion purchase --... Read More »
By Matthew Carpenter-Arevalo
If you're a manager, you've probably experienced the sensation of people not liking you -- but does that mean you are a bad boss? Not necessarily.
Your goal, after all, is to implement the company's vision on the front-lines of the battle. If you're going to be, as one famous... Read More »
In his book, "Stepping Up: How Taking Responsibility Changes Everything," John Izzo puts the emphasis back on the individual to change their own life, and especially their career.
Have you ever thought, "This job would be so much better if my boss would do ABC," or "If the marketing team would actually help... Read More »
When it comes to the workplace, there are few things as tough as having a bad boss. Whether it's a lack of organization, a gruff attitude or an inability to empathize with staff, working for someone with poor leadership skills can sap enthusiasm and productivity.
But the negative effects don't stop there. A... Read More »
The most productive workers are often thought of as those who love their work. But even the best of workers can be hampered by poor leadership.
Further evidence of that is contained in new research which shows that leaders who lack empathy demonstrate poor leadership skills, and a significant number of them... Read More »