Your Boss Stinks And He Knows It

Your Boss Stinks And He Knows It

Your Boss Stinks And He Knows It

26% of managers admit that they weren’t ready to lead when they were named as boss.

Ever wondered if your boss is fit to lead? So has your boss. A CareerBuilder survey of more than 2,480 managers and 3,910 workers shows that people in supervisory roles often doubt their capabilities, especially at the beginning of their tenure. And if they’re looking to their employees for reassurence, they should look elsewhere. Many workers say their bosses are ineffective, and that they play favorites and fail to communicate well. Training could help, but the vast majority of managers never receiv formal guidance on effective team leadership. Fortunately, leadership training may be becoming more prevalent. “Good management skills can positively impact productivity, performance and overall employee morale,” said Rosemary Haefner, vice-president of human resources at CareerBuilder. “We see more companies investing in management training programs to develop today’s and tomorrow’s leaders.” Another key focus of the survey: the shortcomings of the very top leaders of today’s organizations.

Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.
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