Throughout my 18-year corporate career, I had scores of managers who were, sadly, anything but inspiring. The majority were clueless as to how to motivate, lead or develop their staff, or help employees utilize their best talents to grow and contribute in a meaningful and exciting way. I did have a few great bosses, but they left quickly or were drummed out of the organization for being too creative and innovative. (Escaping poor management is one of the core reasons I chose to start my own firm and become my own boss.)
Why are there so many terrible managers in corporate America?
I’ve observed six core factors behind the proliferation of lousy managers. We all know these folks when we see them, and most of us have had the misfortune of reporting to more…
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