13 Characteristics Of Bad Bosses
Adapted from an article on Aol Jobs via http://jobs.aol.com/
By Matthew Carpenter-Arevalo – Posted April 16, 2012
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 manager once quipped, “The Decider,” people will resent you, no doubt. But as a boss you also have to do your job, and we all know that sometimes means doing things your subordinates don’t like.
So let us help you out. Here are 13 ways of knowing whether you’re a bad boss:
1. People are afraid of you
2. You micromanage
3. Stress controls you; you don’t control stress
4. You create real and perceived distance between yourself and your team
5. You’re unavailable
6. You don’t know your reports
7. You have no investment your reports’ futures
8. You manage down more than you manage up
9. You don’t deliver tough messages
10. You throw others under the bus
11. You don’t read about management
12. You genuinely seek feedback
13. You eschew vulnerability
The question now becomes what type of manager are you?
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