Bad Bosses: The Technical Expert Who Fails at Leadership

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Bosses can be bad for many reasons. One reason is that they were promoted based upon technical expertise yet lack leadership and interpersonal skills. In this episode, we discuss that situation. Specifically, we address:

- How being a technical expert who fails at leadership is one of many ways in which a manager can be a bad boss

- What we can learn from the research on abusive supervision

- Dealing with this particular type of bad boss: Tips if you’re in this situation

Links and Other Information

Tepper, B. J., Simon, L., & Park, H. M. (2017). Abusive supervision. Annual Review of Organizational Psychology and Organizational Behavior, 4, 123-152. Click here

Harvey, P., Stoner, J., Hochwarter, W., & Kacmar, C. (2007). Coping with abusive supervision: The neutralizing effects of ingratiation and positive affect on negative employee outcomes. The Leadership Quarterly, 18(3), 264-280. Click here

Bad bosses: Dealing with Abusive Supervisors (article)

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