Bosshole Effect Boss Rating System – Great Boss, Good Boss or Bad Boss?

Bad Boss Behavior, Poor Leadership skills

Would you like to rate your boss using the Bosshole Rating System? You probably spend more hours working than doing anything else while you are awake. Do you enjoy going to work everyday? If not you may be working for a BossHole and be falling prey to the The BossHole Effect�. By definition, a BossHole is someone who acts like an ass and who happens to have the positional authority to impact your life. The BossHole Effect is the powerful capacity of a BossHole to suck the joy, energy, … [Read more...]

A Bad Boss Wields Devastating Negative Energy – The Equivalent of a Black Hole

Black Hole

The BossHole Effect® - Buy the Book Now! 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 … [Read more...]

A BossHole is Someone Who Acts like an Ass and Who Impacts Your Life

A Bosshole is Someone who acts like an Ass and Impacts Your Life

The BossHole Effect® - Buy the Book Now! Most people spend more time at their job than any other activity throughout their adult life. These forty hours per week at work for fifty weeks per year for forty years is where they build self-esteem, make friends and accomplish professional goals. Unfortunately, it is also where they are forced to work with BossHoles and where we become discouraged by the BossHollEffect®. By definition, a BossHole is someone who acts like an ass and who happens to … [Read more...]

Good Leaders Run Good Meetings, Bad Managers Need to Learn to Lead

good leader, bad boss, the bad meeting

One of the essential qualities of a good leader is being able to run a good meeting. One of the quickest ways to identify a BossHole is to watch how they run meetings. Good leaders don’t waste their team’s time. Bad managers don’t respect their team’s time. They need to Learn to lead.  I’ve worked for several bosses that had no idea how to run effective meetings. Probably the worst case of this occurred when I was on the buying staff at Sav-on drugs in Anaheim California. We had a team of 20 … [Read more...]

The Fastest Way to Identify a Bad Leader is…

Bad leaders run bad meetings because they have no respect for their team's time. Nothing is more painful than a long. boring, useless, business meeting.  Bad leaders believe that all good information starts with them.  They frequently do all of the talking and none of the listening at any meeting they attend. This disregard for their teammate's time and disrespect for other people's opinions is what sucks the energy and enthusiasm out of their daily work. When you are trying to determine … [Read more...]

You Want Good People Doing Good Things on Your Team


The Difference Between a Great Boss and a BossHole Great bosses understand the foundational knowledge the job requires, the skill set the job requires, the process for training those skills and lets people play their way onto the field by demonstrating their ability. The BossHole thinks differently. The BossHole makes personnel decisions based on bad data, with no process, and penalizes failure to the point  that no one is willing to try to succeed. A BossHole's idea of training is to find … [Read more...]

Fostering a Growth Mindset in Your Employees

Change Your Mindset

In Carol Dweck's book Mindset, she describes her research on Growth and Fixed Mindset. People with a fixed mindset hold the erroneous notion that their value is directly a result of their innate ability. Thus, their self-esteem is riveted to their performance. Failure at a task causes them to question their ability. Each new challenge therefore becomes another new opportunity to be found worthless. Faced with this stress,  their performance suffers and they resist doing anything they don't … [Read more...]

Have You Ever Worked For a Bosshole?

bosshole behavior, teamwork

BossHoles are destroying our economy and ruining our lives. They do this by undermining the quality of our teams. Teams are the engine that drives the economy. Teams build stuff, make stuff, accomplish stuff and teach stuff. Teams are inter-professional, inter-disciplinary, inter-racial and inter-faith. Most of the good stuff that happens happens as the result of a group of people coming together for a common purpose to get stuff done. And that is the definition of what a team is. Good people … [Read more...]

You Can Not Connect the Dots Looking Forward; Only Backward

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"You can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future.You have to TRUST in  - your gut, destiny, life, karma whatever. This approach has never let me down and it has made all the difference in my life." - Steve Jobs" In this context, And what I am talking about here is:  Are you aware of what is going on in the marketplace, and do you even know the right things to pay attention to? If … [Read more...]

Did You Know That Bossholes Can Help You Succeed?


Most people cringe at the thought of working for a bosshole. After all bossholes suck the joy and enthusiasm out of life right? But as usual there is another side to that story. While I would always prefer to work for a great boss and not a knucklehead sometimes that choice is not totally under your control. So if you find yourself temporarily stuck in a situation where you have to work for a bad boss you need to learn to make the best of it.   This video talks about how to make the … [Read more...]