Do Not Tolerate BossHole Behavior and Try Not to Act Like a BossHole Yourself

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Your challenge in the workforce is twofold and quite simple:  Do not tolerate BossHole behavior in other people and do not act like a BossHole yourself. Granted, everyone has bad days and good days, and on occasion, act stupid and inappropriate. If you happen to work with a partial Bosshole, there is a good chance you can help them mend their ways.  However, with a complete BossHole, you either have to convince higher management to remove him or find a different job. FYI - A complete … [Read more...]

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

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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 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...]

Coach Your Team Like a Leader Not Like a Bosshole Parent

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The Bosshole Effect  - Buy the Book Now! One of the biggest mistakes rookie coaches make is coaching their team to the benefit of a single player. Let me explain what I mean. Often times youth coaches get involved with sports so that they can coach their son or daughter’s team. Frequently their son or daughter is one of the best players on the team but this is not always true. As a coach your responsibility is to the team as a parent your responsibility is to your child. Sometimes these two … [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...]

Have You Ever Worked For a Bosshole?

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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...]

Five Ways to Tell a BossHole from a Good Boss

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Just because your boss does something that you don't like doesn't mean that she is evil. There can be a lot of valid reasons why certain decisions get made and why those decisions may not be ones that you as the employee would make. In the normal course of events nobody agrees with everything that a boss does. But a BossHole is something different than that. A BossHole is that person who sucks the joy, life, energy and enthusiasm out of your organization. The BossHole Effect is what happens … [Read more...]

Bad Leadership is Ruining Our Economy

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Bad leadership is exactly what is keeping our economy from thriving. This negative energy is not only coming from bad legislation but stupid bosses. Far too many bosses are clueless when it comes to knowing how to build a successful championship caliber team, especially new bosses who are making it up as they go along. These bad bosses create more problems than they solve. I originally wrote this post  for my friends at Ebosswatch.com but I am reposting the article here because it is such an … [Read more...]

Did You Know That Bossholes Can Help You Succeed?

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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...]

Are you a BossHole Diva?

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Why is it that the world treats men and women differently? I don't really know the reason but I know it is true. When my wife and I ran our own drugstore we had different responsibilities in the day to day operation. She ran the dispensing and production side of the business and I ran the sales and marketing side. But  employees  reacted differently to her than they did to me. Employees sometimes act like children and try to play one parent against the other so sometimes they would just be … [Read more...]