#WorkTrends Recap: Turn Bad Bosses Into Inspiring Leaders

If you have ever walked out of the office at night, spirit sagging and already dread the next day, this episode is for you.

Vicky Oliver wrote her first book, 301 Smart Answers to Tough Interview Questions, to capture the interview advice she was giving job-seekers. With her own career in the advertising industry, five best-selling career-advice books, and decades of consulting work to draw from, she knows the best leaders engage with their teams, give people the power to fail, and avoid micromanaging.

“Workers are individual people with hopes and dreams, not impersonal drones,” Vicky reminded our listeners. Leaders who recognize that and create a vision everyone can embrace are the leaders we all want and need.

“When you care about the people who work for you, they return the favor by giving back,” Vicky shares.

Here are a few key points that Vicky shared:

  • Leaders are most powerful when they share their vision
  • Leadership is a privilege, not a right
  • People can be trusted to organize themselves
  • The most effective feedback focuses on the product, not the person

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#WorkTrends Preview: Turn Bad Bosses into Inspiring Leaders

More than two-thirds of American workers are just putting in their time at their jobs. Their lack of engagement in the job or the organization can often be attributed to their boss’s poor leadership skills. Unless managers can provide inspiration and instill dedication, productivity will continue its downward dive.

Employees who perceive that their boss is disconnected emotionally from them will themselves become disengaged and unfocused.

Join #WorkTrends host Meghan M. Biro and her special guest Vicky Oliver, bestselling author of Bad Bosses, Crazy Coworkers & Other Office Idiots, at 1pm ET on Wednesday, September 20, 2017, as they discuss how leaders can better engage with employees and what behaviors to avoid that create disengagement.

Turn Bad Bosses into Inspiring Leaders

#WorkTrends Preview: Turn Bad Bosses into Inspiring LeadersJoin Meghan and Vicky on our LIVE online podcast Wednesday, Sept 20 — 1 pm ET / 10 am PT.

Immediately following the podcast, the team invites the TalentCulture community over to the #WorkTrends Twitter stream to continue the discussion. We encourage everyone with a Twitter account to participate as we gather for a live chat, focused on these related questions:

Q1: What are the basics of workplace decorum? #WorkTrends (Tweet this question)

Q2: Why is giving people the freedom to fail so important? #WorkTrends (Tweet this question)

Q3: What are the effects of micromanaging? #WorkTrends (Tweet this question)

Don’t want to wait until next Wednesday to join the conversation? You don’t have to. I invite you to check out the #WorkTrends Twitter feed and our TalentCulture World of Work Community LinkedIn group. Share your questions, ideas and opinions with our awesome community.

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