Bad bosses can affect the physical and emotional health of an employee as well as the organization as a whole in terms of overall performance and productivity. Unfortunately, most managers believe they are doing a great job and aren't seeing the telltale signs that lie before them.
If you lead people in anyway, I wonder if you've ever asked yourself what kind of leader are you.
Here are 10 ways that may have you rethinking your leadership style.
1. Do you ever raise your voice at another employee? (Psst, The only time anyone in a professional situation should be raising their voice at another person is to scream "Surprise!" at a company birthday party.)
2. Do think effective leadership means sometimes having to be the bad guy?
3. Do your employees trust what you say or do, or do they often go over your head?
4. Do you single out individuals or allow bullying to occur in your office?
5. Do you tell some employees one thing and others something different without giving an explanation for the discrepancy?
6. Have you ever caught yourself being passive aggressive or outright ignoring an employee?
7. Do you spend more time with one employee than another and tend to side with your "favorite"?
8. Do you find yourself afraid that one of your employees will out shine you?
9. Have you noticed an upturn in tardiness or absenteeism?
10. Were you confused at to why any of the above nine situations were on this list?
If you can honestly answer "yes" or "possibly" to any of the above then perhaps it's time to take a longer look at how you are sabotaging your own career and the organization. It may be time to look into your own Professional Intelligence.
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