How Good Managers Become Lousy Bosses

Why are there so many bad managers? It’s because organizations are designed to create bad managers.  Read my latest post over at About.com Management and Leadership to learn more.

30 Ways to Annoy Your Employees

Read my latest post over at About Management and Leadership for a list of 30 things that managers can do that are sure to annoy their employees, lower morale, and … Read more

Learning from your Worst Bosses

I get a lot of emails from readers telling me about their horrible bosses and asking for advice on how to fix them. Unfortunately, the advice and coaching that I’ve … Read more

Key Performance Indicators of Good Leadership

Guest post from Dr. Greg Alston: “Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results not attributes.” – Peter Drucker This quote by one … Read more

Connecting with Abrasive Leaders

Guest post from Cheryl A. Bond, Ed.D., SPHR: Every organization has its share of leaders, technical geniuses or future leaders who lack social skills and self-awareness.  They are perceived as … Read more

6 Types of Bosses

I’ve been involved in leadership development for a long time, so I’ve been exposed to a lot of bosses from all walks of life. One question people often ask me … Read more

Top 10 Excuses for Being a Lousy Manager

Throughout the course of my career in leadership development, I’ve had the opportunity to confront, counsel, and console a lot of bad managers. As an HR manager, I sometimes had … Read more

Got a Bad Boss? Do the Opposite

One of the best ways to learn leadership is from your bosses – both good and bad ones. It’s a pretty simple technique – emulate the good ones and do … Read more