Commentary by Prof. B: I encourage my students to do yearly 360° reviews of their leadership. This includes asking direct reports to anonymously evaluate them on a Likert scale and track changes. But what questions should be asked? The following study yields 10 suitable questions you should include to ascertain if you have “bad boss” behavior.
How Can You Tell Someone Has Horrible Leadership Skills? This New Study Just Revealed the Top 10 ‘Bad Boss’ Behaviors
by Marcel Schwantes, Inc. Magazine, 9/9/17.
So what’s your bad bosshorror story? You know you have one. Bad boss behaviors that lead to horrific employee disengagement and turnover are rampant, and study upon study has confirmed this epidemic. The most recent example is via an employee survey conducted by BambooHR.
They asked more than 1,000 US-based employees to rate 24 ‘typical boss behaviors’ from ‘totally acceptable’ to ‘totally unacceptable. Can you guess the worst behavior a boss can have in the workplace?
…Here’s a summary of the findings from the survey, which you can compare with the boss that currently bullies you or steals your thunder.
Bad Boss Behavior | Percentage who call it unacceptable or a deal breaker
|Your boss takes credit for your work||63%|
|Your boss doesn’t trust or empower you||62|
|Your boss doesn’t care if you’re overworked||58|
|Your boss doesn’t advocate for you when it comes to compensation||57|
|Your boss hires and/or promotes the wrong people||56|
|Your boss doesn’t back you up when there’s a dispute||55|
|Your boss doesn’t provide proper direction on assignments/roles||54|
|Your boss micromanages and doesn’t allow you “freedom to work”||53|
|Your boss focuses more on your weaknesses than strengths||53|
|Your boss doesn’t set clear expectations||52|
LEAD 545 LEAD 600 DMIN LEAD 716