A bad boss can undermine our ability to work happy and hard. Poor communication skills, micromanaging, lack of direction, bullying — any of these characteristics can make a boss difficult to work with leading to stress, anxiety, frustration, absenteeism and even depression.
This week we interviewed Tony Deblauwe, Founder of consulting firm HR4Change. Tony spoke about how to turn horrible bosses into happier relationships. Tony offered a relaxed and engaging dialogue with lots of practical advice and research mixed in with real life experiences like his startling encounter with a new boss as a young(er) pro in the recruitment sector.
The show highlighted powerful techniques for reinventing your relationship with your boss to turn ‘horrible into happier’. Questions posed to Tony and the #TChat community included: what are common signs of a horrible boss, how do you reduce negativity and create mutually beneficial results with your boss, and what can be done to improve corporate culture?
@TranslationLady A bad boss isn't always bad – they operate from what they know or think creates success based on their past #tchat
— Tony Deblauwe (@HR4Change) April 22, 2015
Managers have to trust people to do the jobs they were hired to do. The rest takes care of itself. #TChat
— Matt Charney (@mattcharney) April 22, 2015
A1 When you take stress home and can’t stop talking about work during family time #TChat
— Antonio Santos (@AkwyZ) April 22, 2015
What’s Up Next? #TChat Returns Wednesday, April 29th:
#TChat Radio Kicks Off at 1pm ET / 10am PT — Our weekly radio show runs 30 minutes. Usually, our social community joins us on Twitter as well. Next week’s topic: Why Internal Customer Service Is So Important.
#TChat Twitter Kicks Off at 1:30pm ET / 10:30am PT — Our halfway point begins with our highly engaging Twitter discussion. We take a social inside look at our weekly topic. Everyone is welcome to share their social insights #TChat.
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