The Bad Boss Handbook
Why 4 Out Of 5 Employees Say They Have
A Lousy Manager …
And, 33 Habits You Must Avoid
So You Aren’t Labeled A “Bad Boss,” Too
Go ahead, you can read that again if you want … (but you read it correctly the first time)
How is that possible?
No one wakes up in the morning and thinks to themselves, “today is the day I’m going to completely demoralize my staff from top to bottom!”
Are there bosses out there who are difficult on purpose – ones who act like jerks simply because they can?
Are there bosses who are only worried about themselves and their own success – ones who simply ensure their jobs are safe while disregarding their employees?
As a manager, it’s often hard to see how our actions, responses, and overall attitude can inadvertently demoralize our employees.
More often than not, what you’ll find is a good manager unknowingly throwing team morale into a nose dive or productivity into a tailspin.
Key word: unknowingly
It’s not intentional. It can happen to anyone.
What is most important is that as managers we try to be as self-aware as possible. But that’s not an easy task itself. I mean, we’re only human, right?
We all possess the skills to become a better manager. (After all, you’re a part of the ResourcefulManager community.)
And there’s no denying that there are a few characteristics that make for a “lousy manager,” regardless of management style.
We’ve got what you need to keep it in perspective …
The Bad Boss Handbook: 33 Things You Probably Shouldn’t Do
This Essential Insights is a mega-list of 33 things you should avoid as a manager. In this handbook, you’ll find 33 habits of bad bosses that cause employers untold problems in bottomed-out morale, continuous and snowballing turnover and the kind of productivity fit for Sunday drivers, plus:
- How to lose your most engaged employees in an instant (trading them for zombies who sleep-walk through their eight-hour shift)
- Why this one major misstep leads to almost all misunderstandings (and causes your employees the most frustration)
- The reason why telling your team everything is “OK” or “satisfactory” is a bad idea
- How to relay potentially unpopular news from upper management to your team, while being supportive of the corporate decision and supporting your team’s concerns
- The steady response that makes your team feel like saying: “why even bother”
- If this is your consistent reaction, then you might as well be telling your employees they can’t possibly have anything useful to contribute
- Enforcing this inconsistently can bring on disastrous legal consequences
- The single best way to demoralize your employees and guaranteed to make any manager unpopular at best
- Being fearful of this facet of management deflates morale and destroys respect
- What you should never do to your employees – even if it’s by accident (this one mistake makes it almost impossible to bounce back from)
That’s what we cover in this Essential Insights.
These are the undeniable traits that – no matter who you are and what management style you use – make for a bad boss.
Keep these out of your office when it comes to managing your team, and you’ll be golden.
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