A BossHole wields devastating negative energy, the metaphorical equivalent of a black hole cause by the implosion of a supernova.
The gravitational forces created by a black hole are so strong that rays of light cannot escape their influence. The toxic anti-matter generated by a BossHole inflicts similar devastation on any workforce.
Jeanna Bryner summarized University of Florida research in an article entitled “Abused Workers Fight back by Slacking Off, in Live Science on October 8, 2007.
The research demonstrated that workers with abusive bosses were five times more likely to slow down or make errors on purpose, six times more likely to hide from their boss, three times more likely to not give their best effort and six times more likely to to falsely take sick leave.
The Great Boss is by Definition, Not a BossHole
In his book ‘Good Boss, Bad Boss,’ Bob Sutton describes the qualities of a good boss. Based on his research he suggests that good bosses do certain things and behave in specific ways.
Consistently balance being too assertive with not being assertive enough
Possess the ability to stay after it until they get it done
Consistently produce small victories
Avoid undermining the dignity or authority of their subordinates
Protect their employees’ ability to get their jobs done
The difference between a BossHole and a Great Boss can be explained by asking the following three questions. Does your boss: Do everything possible to help you do your job well? Respect your dignity? Inspire you to excel at what you do? ….
Since 1977 the author, Dr. Greg L. Alston has owned and operated a variety of businesses, worked for hundreds of bosses and supervised thousands of employees. His no nonsense approach and clear informal teaching style will teach you how to Coach others, Command respect, and Create an environment in which your team can thrive.
Leadership is not a personality trait, it is a way of acting. Great leaders build great teams. Great teams achieve great things. The call to leadership is a call to action and this action begins when you buy the book, subscribe to the blog or view the YouTube Channel. Use Greg’s free tools to Rate Your Boss or Rate Yourself as a Boss.