Have you ever had a bad boss?
Today, I want to talk about a topic that impacts each and every one of us. But first, let me ask you this question…
Have you ever had a bad boss? One who was truly awful to work with? One who caused your stomach to tighten as you stressed out over the thought of seeing or talking to them?
Some bosses lead with fear, intimidation, and bullying. They threaten with the “stick” instead of offering the “carrot”. They give the impression that if you don’t do exactly what they expect, something bad will happen to you.
Consider the story of what happened recently with Elon Musk and his demands that Tesla employees return to the office. Not so much the idea that they can no longer work remotely, but the heavy-handed way it was communicated. Then the follow up comments insinuating anyone working remotely was only pretending to work.
He then talked publicly about needing to cut 10% of his work force.
I see this as a prime example of someone leading with fear, a stick instead of a carrot. Fear works in the short term, but it creates a toxic culture and can’t sustain success.
In my work, I help leaders understand how to motivate people in ways that empower them and help create a culture where people thrive and profits rise.
If you’re working for a bad boss, a winning mindset can help.
You have the power to use mindset techniques to make your work experience far different and better.
If you want practical strategies and tactics to not only survive, but thrive in a tough work environment, please tune into to Episode 5 of The Winning Mindset Mastery Podcast.
Here’s to your success!
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