10 Behaviours Seen in Crap Bosses!

I was giving a talk the other day to a group of entrepreneurs and business leaders and I jokingly mentioned I was writing a book entitled:

‘Stop being a Crap Boss and Be an Inspirational Leader!’

It raised quite a chuckle around the audience, but then it stimulated some lively debate around ‘crap bosses’. I was asked all sorts of questions such as

“Can you change a crap boss and make them better?”

or

“How do you tell a crap boss they’re crap and still hold onto your job?”

What it brought home to me is the fact that there are many of us who’ve suffered at the hands of crap bosses. Perhaps it should be a problem that is recognised more.

So as a little exercise I thought I’d list ten things that crap bosses do from my own experience and those behaviours coaching clients have related to me.

Please feel free to add your own in the comments below! READ More

One thought on “10 Behaviours Seen in Crap Bosses!

  1. The nature of the points in your list got me thinking… It’s possible that a lot of these traits are consistent with certain personality types, which may also make the “boss” good at some other things. You might like to check out Susan Cain’s work on introversion and extroversion and see if/how it might apply here. Just an idea, nice post!

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