4 Recognizable Signs You Work for a Lousy Boss [Video]
Do you struggle, every day, to get energized about your job? If you feel that way even though you’re doing something you generally enjoy, in an industry you feel suited to, maybe It’s because you have a lousy boss. Everyone has horror stories about bad bosses. In leadership, just as in anything else, you’ll run across the good and the not so good. In business, however, lousy leadership can have long-term consequences for the company and for you, the employee.
According to career site Glassdoor.com, one in five employees have had their careers hurt by a boss. Often, this is because bad bosses lead to bad performance, experts say, and the effect can linger for years. “An employee with a bad manager compared to an employee with a good [manager] performs at a level that is 20% lower,” says Brian Kropp, managing director at CEB. “The impact from having a bad manager can actually drive down employee performance for up to five years.”
In today’s Culture Leadership Charge, Chris Edmonds discusses lousy bosses and their impact on a company’s organizational culture. By recognizing these four characteristics of ineffective leadership, you’ll be better prepared to handle working for a lousy boss, and better equipped to become a catalyst for change.