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Let’s Give Bad Bosses the Boot

Let’s Give Bad Bosses the Boot

by Frank Roche on January 1, 2007

in Motivation, Surveys

What is it with rotten bosses? How do these people keep their jobs? A Newsvine story called Bad Bosses Common, Problematic provides the disturbing details:

TALLAHASSEE, FLA. — For most people, it’s back to work Tuesday after a holiday weekend with family and friends. And for many, a new study shows, it will be under a bad boss. Nearly two of five bosses don’t keep their word and more than a fourth bad mouth those they supervise to co-workers, the Florida State University study shows.

I say let’s take a stand against bad bosses in 2007. Let’s think about what it takes to give bad bosses the boot. Let’s stand up and say, in the words of Howard Beale in Network, “I’m as mad as hell and I’m not gonna take it anymore!” Imagine what could happen if companies spent their energy purging bad bosses instead of trying to do more “engagement” surveys. As we said before, truthfulness instead of truthiness should win out.

[tags]manager, boss, truth, HR, bad boss, engagement[/tags]

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