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

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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...]

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...]

Good Leaders Know How to Grill Chicken

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Some people just don't understand how to be a good leader. And some people just don't know how to grill chicken. They fire up the grill, get it nice and hot, and then throw on the chicken pieces. Because the grill  is too hot the fat from the chicken drips in to the flame and causes flare-ups. These flares up essentially burn the skin and turn it in to charcoal. And I don't know about you,  but I don't like to eat burnt chicken. One mistake a lot of new managers make is they act just like … [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...]

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...]

The Brain is Made to Remember Things that Come in Threes

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With most decisions you have to make as a Boss, there are really only three options. Is what I am about to do going to:  make it better, make it worse or have no impact? The key to being a Great Boss is the action you take once armed with the answer.  If you are about to do good then do it. If you about to do harm then don't do it.  The brain is made to remember things that come in threes. BossHole Effect® - Buy the Book Now! A list of three is not short or too long. You can remember three … [Read more...]

Good Leadership Skills are Essential to Being a Great Boss

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It is not accurate to say that some people are born leaders.  Good leadership skills are learned by being put in a position where they are required. Then people either act like leaders or they don't. Leadership is something that people do, they show leadership. Being good at it takes practice. The Myth of Natural Born Leaders People that decide they are not "natural born leaders" are simply unwilling to acknowledge the fact that they have chosen to abdicate their inherent responsibility to … [Read more...]