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Episode 352 - Michelle Gibbings. Bad Boss, Good Boss
Have you ever felt your boss was all about themselves, perhaps self-centered and careless about how they might make you feel? Or have you worked for someone who knew they were ineffective leaders but didn't care? What about the kind of leader that, even having nothing but good intentions, was making your life at work hell because of their disorganized and dysfunctional working style? These are examples of bad bosses: the mercenary, the illusionist, and the believer.
What about you? Have you ever been a bad boss?
This week, Michelle Gibbings visits us to talk about bad bosses, how to deal with them, how to survive working with them, and how to be aware if we have become one ourselves. Michelle is a Workplace Expert, Speaker, Award-Winning Author, Media Commentator, and lifelong learner.
We chat about her latest book, "Bad Boss: What To Do If You Work For One, Manage One, Or Are One", about Michelle's experiences with bad bosses and the challenging moment when she realized she had become one. We also discuss how to turn the workplace into a happier space in the post-pandemic scenario, what employees are looking for, and the best way to generate a genuine connection with them.
Tune in to Episode 352 and learn everything you need to know to avoid becoming a bad boss.
Some Questions I Ask:
Please tell us about your background, including any turning points that's had a significant impact on you (3:45)
What inspired you to write "Bad boss"? (6:02)
If you think you have a bad boss, what do you do in that situation? (12:35)
In This Episode, You Will Learn:
About Michelle's background and experiences in the corporate world (3:53)
What defines a bad boss, and how to recognize them (7:59)
What you can do if you feel you've become a bad boss (14:13)
How employees want to be treated and what they're looking for at their jobs (21:47)
How curiosity and maintaining a hungry-for-knowledge spirit can serve you (23:36)
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Becoming Your Best Resources:
Book: Becoming Your Best
Book: Conquer Anxiety