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Crystal Spraggins, SPHR
Despite all the press given to the rotten leaders in the world, workplaces all across the United States are filled with great leaders. These leaders share some commonalities that make them great. For example …
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@Francine. Sad indeed. I read a stat that it takes on average, 22 months for an employee to recover from a bad boss. 22 months!!
@Assir. Unfortunately, yes, as Francine implied, some leaders do indeed possess traits opposite those on the list. I've personally encountered quite a few. How do they get and keep their jobs, you ask? Well, they may be adept at hiding their less desirable traits from the powers that be, they may be highly intuitive and manipulative, they may have inherited their positions, they may be surrounded by people who never challenge their behavior--there could be all kinds of reasons.
@Liz. I'm so happy to hear that! Great leadership makes all the difference.
This about nails it in a short, yet comprehensive, manner. When I think of my boss, who also happens to be the President and CEO of our company, I can check off every one of these traits. He's so humble, in fact, he prefers not to be called anyone's boss--I think he'd much prefer being labeled a "leader", and a darn good one he is!