Think of the moments when you experienced having a horrible boss. 

Pretty sure it felt crappy!

According to a Gallup survey, half of U.S. employees left a company because of a bad boss. This is fueled by the belief that people don’t leave companies – they leave bad managers. 

So, why are there are so many horrible bosses and leaders out there?

Rather than dwelling on the bad side, I want to transform how you view poor leadership into something that can help improve your leadership. 

Today, I’m going to share the lessons I learned from my bad bosses and how their mistakes impacted my leadership for good. 

In this episode, you will hear:

  • My early experiences in the workforce and some exposure to bad bosses
  • 5 reasons people become bad leaders
  • Effects of poor leadership on employees
  • The triangle of trust, training, and traction
  • The 4 E’s in supporting your team

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Supporting Resources:

Video: Overcoming the Sick-Cycle Carousel of Frustration:

How Your Emotional Intelligence Affects Your Leadership (Episode 96):

Business Ownership Does NOT Equal Leadership (Episode 40):

Are You Leading By Accident, or By Design?:

Empowering Your Team To Speak On Your Behalf (Episode 66):



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