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19 Ways to be a Bad Boss

Bad Boss

There is a reason Hollywood produced a movie called “Horrible Bosses,” as well as its sequel. Listen in on conversations at a happy hour on any given Friday, and you will hear all about them. Bad bosses can be found at every level of management, and they often display the same characteristics. During nearly all of my Leadership Development workshops, after teaching how important the manager/employee relationship is to improving employee engagement, I will challenge the participants to become someone’s “best boss.” We then explore the qualities of a best boss. However, it is just as valuable to consider ...

Employee Engagement at the DMV

Morgan with Driver's Permit

The other day my 15-year old daughter Morgan asked me excitedly, “Dad, can you take me to the DMV to get my driver’s permit?” On the way there, I told her that, without a doubt, this would be her most exciting visit to the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), and that it would “all go downhill from here.” I shared my impression of the DMV, which consisted of waiting in long lines, following bureaucratic rules, and experiencing a fair amount of confusion in what you need to do or bring to get the documents you need. This was ...