Avoiding Bad Boss Syndrome
Are You Guilty of Being a Bad Boss?
If you are reading this, then you are probably not that bad! Whereas those that are, will most likely be engaging in some kind of Bad Boss activity…
Being a Bad Boss isn’t generally something you aspire too. I would imagine very few of us actually set up in business, investing significant time and funds, to become a Bad Boss. From my observations, Bad Boss Syndrome comes primarily as a result of a desperation to succeed and a blindness to the need and benefits of personal self development.
What Is Bad Boss Syndrome?
Bad Boss Syndrome often involves the following tendencies. You might be guilty of one of them, or all of them:
The Message You Are Communicating:
“I’m a Bad Boss!”
“I Only Care About Me”
“You are Un-Important To Me!”
“I’m Better Than You”
“You Need Me (your job) More Than I Need You!”
Increasing Dis-like and Respect of You
Less Interest In Working With You To Achieve Goals
More Interest in Looking for Alternative Job Opportunities
Undercurrent, Bad Atmosphere.
The Silent Killer…
Being a Bad Boss you sap the energy from your team members. They are forced to use valuable energy reserves on trying to work out the best way of dealing with you.
Being desperate to succeed has the opposite effect when you take on Bad Boss Syndrome to get there. Let that sink in. Really sink in.
What you’ll get instead is a decrease in production and an increase in production costs. You’ll see an increase in employee turnover – and those costs are heavy. You’ll create a very unpleasant environment to work in. Yes that bad atmosphere could all be down to you and your Bad Boss Syndrome.
Even more importantly. Bad Boss Syndrome can literally kill a small business.
How To Avoid Bad Boss Syndrome
The very first thing you need to do is ACCEPT. Most of us on some level have a degree of “Bad Boss” about us. Just accept it. Don’t fight it.
Your business can only be as good as the boss.
Aim to become the best boss you can if you really want a business that thrives.
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