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The terrible boss criticizes in front of others

Last week I blogged about one of the common traits of terrible bosses – that they are micro-managers.  Today, ending our short series on this subject, I want to cover one more widespread characteristic of the terrible boss – s/he

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The horrible boss is a micro-manager

Continuing in our revived series on the characteristics of the boss from hell, here is one more trait common to the horrible boss -– s/he micro-manages you! Micro-managers make horrible bosses! The “micro-manager” horrible boss gets involved in the minutiae

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The horrible boss takes credit for your work

A few weeks ago, I started a short series of blog posts about the traits that characterize “the boss from hell” – you know, the horrible boss who you dislike working for so intensely that you’d do just about anything

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The horrible boss never praises, only criticizes

Last week I started a short series on horrible bosses (motivated by a recent re-watch of the movie The Devil Wears Prada) in which I began to verbalize the common traits that apply to the boss from hell.  So far,

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Overworking your employees? You’re the boss from hell!

Earlier this week I started a series about the characteristics of the boss from hell, prompted by my recent re-watch of the movie The Devil Wears Prada.  My last post was about how devil bosses don’t see their employees as

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What makes the “boss from hell”?

Last weekend I watched (again) the 2006 blockbuster movie The Devil Wears Prada.  If you’re not familiar with the film, this comedy drama stars Meryl Streep as Miranda Priestly, a powerful fashion magazine editor, and Anne Hathaway as Andrea Sachs,

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