What Kind Of Bad Boss Do You Have?

Dr. Brian Moffitt explains that by identifying your boss’s specific type of (bad) behavior you can better understand and cope with the fall-out. For example, recognizing that a “wimpy” boss who tries to please everyone may inevitably be indecisive and risk adverse can help you thrive in an otherwise restrictive environment.

  • Here are some interesting perspectives on identifying bad boss behavior.
  • Moody boss – unpredictable and unapproachable, which can lead to loss of valuable information
  • Negative boss – focuses on problems/errors and doesn’t praise, which can crush enthusiasm
  • Paranoid boss – afraid others will make mistakes, outshine them, or steal credit, which can lead to micro-managing
  • Wimpy boss – tries to maintain approval from everyone, which leads to being indecisive and risk-averse and results in inhibiting innovation and growth
  • Selfish boss – self-serving, manipulative, take credit for others’ work