Recently I joined a discussion on a LinkedIn business group about bad bosses. Some of the feelings expressed about bad bosses were angry and a few people mentioned that “you don’t leave a company, you leave a bad boss.
” But one woman had the courage to say that she had a bad boss who was threatened by her and did not give her credit for her work, and she was eventually asked to leave the company. She said, in retrospect, that this was one of the best things that happened to her. How very true. Many successful business leaders have written books about how being fired was one of the best things that ever happened to them. I’ve had a few bad bosses along the way. What I’ve learned from them has been significant – like how not to manage, how to market myself, and the reminder that integrity and communication are essential to a successful career and life.
Let me know … what lessons have you learned from bad bosses in your life? And, do you want to join with me in creating a “Thank Your Bad Boss” day? Please post your comments and I’ll do my best to reply to you personally.
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