By Scott Danielson of VoicePro®
What’s the one thing you’d like to change about your boss? Don’t worry, this isn’t a setup. Realistically, most employees want to change at least one of their boss’s undesirable habits. Usually, this improvement is something small. But if small faults are left unchecked, they can overtake a boss’s positive qualities and turn an otherwise praiseworthy leader into an ugly caricature. Here are three bosses you never want to be.
#1 The Hunter
Hunters are constantly on the prowl for mistakes. Regardless of size, any and all mistakes must be discovered and critiqued with a shotgun blast of reprimands, reviews, and condescending tips for improvement.
Victims of the hunter are defined by their shattered confidence, strong feelings that nothing they do is right, and loss of interest in their work.
If you believe you have hunter tendencies, do the following. Compliment more than you criticize. Treat mistakes as learning experiences instead of “gotcha” moments. Finally, own up to your own mistakes. Most hunters are too busy tracking down the mistakes of other people to notice their own. (more…)