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Are You the Bad Boss? If So You Won’t Read This.

In Lists, Working with a Bad Boss by Jason Cortel

It is pretty easy to identify if we are working for a bad boss. It isn’t always easy to know if you are the bad boss that employees whisper about at the water cooler. Being a bad boss will hamper the best intentions, erode enthusiasm and stifle innovation. Here are 10 signs that you have become the boss you used to dread.

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Uncover a Bad Boss During the Interview

In Lists, Working with a Bad Boss by Jason Cortel

It is inevitable that you will have a bad boss or four during your career. If you are looking for a new job you have the luxury of uncovering a bad boss if you pay attention during the interview process.  Knowing these signs will help you remove the mask of the interviewer to …

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10 Signs You Have a Toxic Boss

In Lists, Working with a Bad Boss by Jason Cortel

We all know them and few love them. The boss who constantly berates other people within the organization. The boss that creates more division than harmony. The manager who condescends and never listens to their people. These are toxic bosses and here are 10 signs you work for one.

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How to Lose Your Bad Boss Membership

In Working with a Bad Boss by Jason Cortel

Are you in the Bad Bosses Club and want to have your membership revoked so that you can join the Good Bosses Club? The Bad Bosses Club has strict policies that must be followed in order to maintain your membership.  Look the part People tend to be biased when it …

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How a Bad Boss Thinks

In Working with a Bad Boss by Jason Cortel

In honor of National Boss’s day October 16th here is peak in the the thought process of a bad one. A bad boss thinks differently. They may be new to leading others or they may just have a bad case of arrogantitis. As if how a bad boss thinks isn’t …

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7 Shared Traits Between a Bad Boss and a Mob Boss

In Working with a Bad Boss by Jason Cortel

The mob has sales, revenue, interest rates, payment penalties, markets and verticals and a hierarchy. That sounds an awful lot like a typical corporate organization doesn’t it? In the mob if you make your boss mad they destroy you. The mob boss tears you down but never works to build …

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Common Complaints About the Boss

In Working with a Bad Boss by Jason Cortel

Just like there will always be change, employees will always complain about their boss. Your employees won’t always tell you their complaints so I will. The good news is that these complaints aren’t surprises. The better news is that these complaints can be corrected. Doesn’t trust me Doesn’t listen Knows …

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Being in Love With Your Nice Boss is Bad for Your Career

In Working with a Bad Boss by Jason Cortel

I’m not talking about a Valentine’s kind of love. I’m talking about the “I love that my boss is so easy on me”. Let’s face it, we have all had bad bosses, good bosses and bosses who blow sunshine up our behinds all the time. They all play important roles at various …

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Declare War on Your Bad Boss

In Working with a Bad Boss by Jason Cortel

  Sometimes working for a bad boss is reminiscent of a monarchy. We’ve all had our share of bad bosses. Organizations are certainly hierarchical by nature and your boss automatically has more leverage than you, and conversely you have more leverage than your direct reports. If you choose to declare …

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