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...]

The Process of Successful Leadership

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The process of building a successful team is very simple.  You need a clear view of what it takes to win; you must have a process that builds patterns of success and "fear of failure;" and you must understand that you can't control what you can't control. Effort and execution are more important than short-term results. In the long run, the best results are most consistently achieved by superior preparation. Every player on your team has a role to play in every game and in every situation. For … [Read more...]

A Great Boss Builds Good Habits in People

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BossHoles want to get rid of everyone who fails. They go around threatening employees with termination for every transgression real and imagined. They create a stressful, miserable, and destructive fixed-mindset environment. Great Bosses nurture the environment to bring out the best in their people. They create safe, enjoyable and growth mindset environments by building patterns of success through praising good work and offering constructive feedback on how to improve when failure or setbacks … [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...]

Learn to Lead in One of Two Ways

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You can learn to lead by working with a good mentor to learn the right way to do things but you can also gain valuable experience from a bosshole rating scale by learning what not to do. The key is knowing who is who. It is important that you learn how to  become a good leader. You will need these leadership skills to be good at any career you choose. You can be fortunate enough to work with a great manager or coach who will show you the right way to do things or you can be stuck with a … [Read more...]

Good Leaders Must be Good People


Part of being a good teammate and helping develop a good team chemistry is to play the role of the spot you're in and do it to the best of your abilities.   A Great Boss understands the three traits that drive success of the team: engagement, how to win awareness, and role identification and commitment. BossHoles cause employees to disengage, reward the wrong people, and allow unproductive behavior to become the norm. I Believe Good Leaders Must be Good People They must possess the attributes … [Read more...]

Fostering a Growth Mindset in Your Employees

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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...]

The Pathway to Success is to Become a Force for Improvement

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If you are someone who has watched what happens without taking any action to improve things, then you have only three choices: Learn to become a leader to make good things happen Learn to become a follower to help good things happen Do nothing and help prevent good things from happening Improvement Requires Positive Action Doing nothing is a choice; a choice driven by fear of failure or sloth. Inaction by default assists those that prevent good things from happening. To make good … [Read more...]

The Process of Effective Leadership that Leads to Being a Great Boss

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"Leadership is the Art of Getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it." - Dwight D. Eisenhower   We can summarize the process of effective leadership that leads to being a Great Boss rather than a BossHole by asking three questions: What is the process by which you take a group of individuals and mold them into a highly competitive team? How do you get a group of people to get what needs to be done completed in the right way, in the right … [Read more...]

Everybody Has The Right To Complain Nobody Has The Right To Whine

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Virtually everybody complains about something sometime. We all have done it. We all will do it. But complaining without offering a solution to solve the root cause of the complaint is not productive. Complaining just for the sake of complaining is whining. Whining is not only annoying it is unethical. Whining is a learned skill. People that are allowed to whine will continue to whine. People that whine tend to waste time. They spend more time whining than working. They agitate their fellow … [Read more...]