Tag: bad boss

The real secret to managing employees? Just encourage them to manage you

Editor’s Note: I’ve been republishing some classic Skeptical Guy posts over the last few months. This one is from August 2017. A FEW YEARS AGO, I was working as Editor of a fairly well-known talent management magazine and found myself engaged in one of my frequent discussions with the publisher. I don’t remember what the subject was, but

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A Business Truism: You Learn a Lot More From a Bad Boss Than a Good One

HERE’S A MANAGEMENT TRUISM you can’t avoid: You learn more from a bad boss than you do from a good one. I was struck by this when I came across an old Corner Office” column in The New York Times. It was a Q&A with Dawn Lepore, the now-former chairwoman and CEO of Drugstore.com, and

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