I recently saw the movie “Horrible Bosses” where the 4:30 showing was packed. You could hear theater goers cheering for the three lead characters who were out for revenge.
As someone who works closely with leaders to help them avoid landing on the “hit list” of employees, I can certainly empathize with those in the audience. Unfortunately, organizations are tossing people into management with little more than a prayer. It’s no wonder why their subordinates are out for blood.
In today’s environment of budget cuts, leaders have to take responsibility for their own learning as management training programs have gone the way of 401(k) matches. You have a choice. You can do nothing and possibly go down in history as one of the worst bosses ever or you can get some help along the way to strengthen your leadership skills and perhaps go down as the best boss that someone has ever had.
What’s it going to be? Good Boss or Bad Boss?
What’s your story? Do you have any lessons that you’ve learned along the way that can help others interested in staying on the good side?