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Shining the Light on Bad Bosses

Jun 26, 2014 11:59:00 AM / by Karen Caruso, Ph.D. posted in Performance Management, Upward Feedback, Improving Performance, Competency Models, Bad Bosses

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Bad Bosses Hide in Dark Corners

Why do bad bosses seem to go undetected or acknowledged by everyone except those who work for them? These menacing managers seem to hide in dark corners. It is extremely frustrating for anyone who is suffering under a bad manager that this person's poor performance or bad behavior is overlooked and tolerated by the organization. In my experience in working with senior leaders, these four reasons seem to top the list:

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Competency Model of a Bad Boss

Jun 23, 2014 7:48:00 AM / by Karen Caruso, Ph.D. posted in Performance Management, Upward Feedback, Improving Performance, Competency Models, Bad Bosses

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The next time you have a moment to spare and have grown tired of reading online news and checking social media, do a search on "characteristics of a bad boss". The lists, articles, stories and images that will surface will likely make you laugh. There is no shortage of examples of what it's like to work for a bad manager. One of my favorite lists of characteristics was published on Forbes.com - 31 Telltale Signs You Are A Horrible Boss. Great list - but my guess is that if you are a horrible boss you will not likely see these telltale signs in yourself.

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