Dear Bad Boss – Believe it or not, our experts are grateful (well kind of) for your horrible behavior.April 16, 20192 min read
In her most recent column with The Free Lance-Star, University of Mary Washington’s Lynne Richardson extols a witty, pointed and yet optimistic piece about bad bosses, why they might be bad and how there’s even a silver lining to each bad boss’ behavior.
Here’s a piece from her open letter.
“Dear Bad Boss,
Your staff complains about you. You’re a micro-manager. Or maybe you’re a detached manager, showing little interest in your people or the work they do.
Or maybe you put such pressure on your employees that they feel stressed all the time and hate coming to work. Of course, because of this, productivity suffers.
Maybe you have incredibly high expectations that are unachievable, especially because you either don’t know to hire or you don’t train your folks. There is no possible way for the folks in your organization to reach your ridiculous expectations.
Whatever the reason your folks don’t respect you, I want to thank you.
Yes, Bad Boss, I appreciate you being bad. And I have two reasons…”
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- So, do you have a bad boss?
- Do you know someone who does?
- Any chance … you just might be a bad boss?
Worry not – our experts can help.
Dr. Lynne Richardson is a columnist, mentor and her expertise focuses on leadership management and higher education administration. She is available to speak with media about leadership … and even bad bosses. Simply click on her icon to talk with her and arrange an interview.
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Dr. Richardson's expertise focuses on leadership management and higher education administration.