Bad bosses

Strategic Direction

ISSN: 0258-0543

Article publication date: 20 June 2008




(2008), "Bad bosses", Strategic Direction, Vol. 24 No. 8.



Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Copyright © 2008, Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Bad bosses

Article Type: Abstracts From: Strategic Direction, Volume 24, Issue 8.

Le Pla R. NZ Business, February 2008, Vol. 22 No. 1, Start page: 33, No. of pages: 4

Purpose homes in on bad boss characteristics. Design/methodology/approach highlights the havoc that bad bosses can wreck in the workplace; outlines some bad boss characteristics and looks at how workplace bullying can be particularly detrimental and costly. Drawing on the expertise of an executive coach, spells out what it takes for someone to be defined as a good boss and examines what those in the business world mean by a bad boss. Records the views of a human resource manager on those personality traits that can make you either a good or bad boss; illustrating with examples and quoting management experts, identifies those small to medium-sized companies that are getting it right; provides the example of Auckland-based function and event management company Creative Functions. Offers a three-step checklist to check whether you are the “boss from hell” and makes suggestions on what you can do to improve your management skills. Originality/value provides case study examples of good managers. ISSN: 01134957 Reference: 37AF200

Keywords: Human resource management, Leadership, Management activities, Management styles, Management techniques, Small to medium-sized enterprises

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