What qualities do you value most in bosses
? What do your colleagues consider most commendable or amiable about their bosses
Just as corporate bosses
fire incompetent and corrupt employees, so should we.
Since 2014 when Gallup last asked the gender preference question, there has been a universal decline in support for male bosses
among all subgroups, although some have declined more than others.
inspire their employees to achieve company goals.
Under such circumstances, the importance of a boss is magnified, with the potential for bad bosses
to make things substantially worse and for good bosses
to save the day.
think: No pride in yourself and unsuitable dress sense, therefore no pride in your work.
in the top performance decile increase each worker's output by about 1 .3 units per hour, or more than 10 percent of average output, relative to bosses
in the bottom decile.
We may all agree that it is tough working for difficult bosses
. That observation is easy.
From a "monster" to a "kitten", our readers were asked to vote on how they perceived their bosses
. The results were an eye-opener.
The problem is that bosses
really do matter and bad bosses
are more than just an annoyance--they create stress, hamper productivity, erode morale and even increase the frequency of employee heart attacks.
It is a reality that the same sort of assertiveness and confidence that leads people to have a mind, of their own, has enabled their bosses
to reach where they have reached.
Like Miranda Priestly the nasty magazine editor in The Devil Wears Prada these bosses
manage through humiliation backstabbing or other coercive means of engaging cooperation.
Let's take a look at these bosses
and their traits in order to determine which type of supervisor is hovering above you in your company's pecking order.
If, on the other hand, we ask what kinds of bosses
you wouldn't work for even if you are unemployed, listeners find it easy to provide a surge of views.
I, for one, am tired of the seemingly endless books on the subject written from the point of view of trying to fix or deal with difficult people--especially bosses
. Most of the current writing on the topic, ranging from No More Jerks to Snakes in Suits, is so busy pointing a finger that there is not much room for anything but blame and obsequious attempts to get around bad behavior.