Egotistical managers can be a positive force at work. Their narcissism can make them confident and able to make bold decisions, especially in ambiguous or uncertain situations. And, if the company is just starting out, they’re great leaders for new… Read more
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It’s hard to do the right thing as a manager – especially when you’re not sure what the “right thing” is. Sometimes you must balance your own sense of ethics with organizational pressures.
Take the case of employees at a… Read more
When you’re a manager, turning a blind eye to an uncomfortable situation can cause big headaches later on.
For example, managers may put off conversations with underperforming staff. Instead of tackling the issue directly, the leader will allow poor work… Read more
Bullying a supervisor may seem counterintuitive – how can a subordinate intimidate someone who has so much power over him or her?
But it happens. While physical violence against supervisors and indeed, co-workers in general , is relatively rare, acts… Read more
Micromanagers can be the bane of many an employee’s existence.
These types of bosses figuratively breathe over subordinates’ necks. Unwilling to delegate, they feel compelled to get involved in the minutiae of their staff’s jobs. They watch over shoulders, check… Read more
A large appliance manufacturer in Ohio discovered serious problems in its employee relations while conducting contract talks with the union representing the workers.
Management found that line supervisors were making mistakes implementing the collective agreement, using a heavy-handed management style… Read more
It’s the height of summer, and some employees are eager to celebrate the hot weather by kicking back with colleagues by planning work BBQ’s, hikes and charity events together. It all sounds fun, but not everyone is so keen, and… Read more
We all bring our egos to work, and along with our egos comes the need to protect them. The workplace is fraught with danger to our sense of self. Critical feedback, abrupt colleagues and micromanaging bosses can all take a… Read more
It’s a worker and supervisory nightmare. The work is there but, it doesn’t seem to be getting done. Supervisors are at their wit’s end and, the poor performing worker, thinks they’re doing their best.
Irritation, annoyance and frustration sets in.… Read more
Your answer probably depends on the way your organization handles conflict and disagreements, and it affects everything from customer service, to creativity, to staff burn-out rates.
According to workplace psychologist Dr.… Read more