Bad Bosses Destroy Good Staff

Dwight Mihalicz,

Good leadership is often missing from the workplace these days, and it’s one of the main reasons for employee unhappiness. To paraphrase and repurpose Tolstoy’s famous opening of Anna Karenina, we could say those good bosses are all alike, but each lousy boss is terrible in their way. In other words, there are key attributes and traits of a good boss and leader — but when those are missing, you get a terrible boss who could exhibit any number and combination of negative leadership traits.

While employees may feel like they’re wrong for blaming their unhappiness on the boss, the fact remains that a bad boss can destroy good staff. Almost every employee has been in this situation. Sadly, most bosses have also been in this situation, and this is where they probably learned the traits of being a bad boss.

Clear Accountability in Organizations: 4 Tips to Achieve It

Dwight Mihalicz,

Accountability can be almost a magical thing — when everyone in an organization is accountable, that’s when you know you’re doing something right as a leader. Unfortunately, the comparison goes both ways in the sense that this kind of organizational accountability can be a rare sight.

While some business professionals may argue that accountability is an intrinsic quality of every team member, effective managers know that it can be encouraged and nurtured. There’s only one requirement, but it poses a tremendous task: designing the work environment to nurture a culture of accountability. Here are our four tips to achieve active accountability in organizations:

CEOs who Fail to Set Context Fail their Organizations

Dwight Mihalicz,

Imagine this situation: you’re at work, doing your job when your boss walks up to your desk. He says he wants you to take the stairs to the 40th floor.

You’re confused, but you oblige — after all, that was a request from the boss. However, on the 39th floor, he calls you and tells you he now needs you to take the elevator to the lobby. Not only does he not let you finish the task he gave you previously, but now wants you moving in a completely different direction, by using various means.

Do you want to be that kind of boss?

New or Fast Growing? Accountability Matters

Dwight Mihalicz,

Newly established organizations meet many challenges before they can become fast-growing. Even when they do, there’s a whole new batch of growth-specific obstacles to overcome. When it comes to managing organizations, one of the key points to work on is undoubtedly accountability.

Whether a company is just starting or growing, it can benefit from Effective Managers methodology Effective Point of Accountability®. It addresses some of the specific challenges an organization may face on its way to success. This methodology also offers a distinct approach the delegation of work is to the right people in the organization.

Kill the Snake! Accountability in Action

Dwight Mihalicz,

The American business magnate and former politician Ross Perot had interesting things to say about General Motors when he sold his company EDS to them in 1984 for $2.5 billion.

The former presidential candidate did not like how the company was being run. His quote about their ways is now famous, and well-illustrative of how not to run a business.

Copyright © 2019 - Dwight Mihalicz -Sage Effective Managers