Bad Bosses: The Resigned Boss

Bad Bosses: The Resigned Boss

This boss archetype is so common, I bet you’ve already thought of a few people who fit this. This is not a boss who has resigned, but a boss who is resigned. Aka, their declare their powerlessness way more often than is appropriate for someone who theoretically...
Bad Bosses: The Resigned Boss

Why aren’t my direct reports more grateful?

A few weeks back a manager posted in a Facebook group about how her staff had an attitude of entitlement that she wanted to address. She cited a lack of appreciation around COLA (Cost of Living Adjustment) increases in compensation, an increase in staff benefits, and...
Bad Bosses: The Resigned Boss

Bad Bosses: When a boss doesn’t recognize subculture

So the whole world is ablaze right now with conversations around culture. When we use this word, we are usually referring to ethnic culture meaning people who are Black, Latinx, Native American, etc. But this word also refers to cultures that can exist in an...
Bad Bosses: The Resigned Boss

Bad Bosses: I don’t care how annoying they are

I have a client who is having a really, really rough time at work right now. She and her manager are at each others’ throats all the time and I was brought in to help alleviate the tension. Lots of things contribute to situations that get to this height. Most...