Sometimes, the boss really is a psycho
Man, how many of us have had a boss we were pretty sure was a “psycho”?
Here’s an article from CNBC by Allison Linn outlining some interesting research on the topic. Why DO companies promote these types of individuals?
I’ve been fortunate to have some great bosses in my life – the best two just happened to be women. They were fair, very supportive, always had my back and led me to learn things in ways I never suspected. Every day I try to emmulate them.
I’ve also had the misfortune of having “psycho” employees – people so mean and manipulative, would lie right to your face and stab you in the back. There were a couple I would have fired, but they had bamboozled MY bosses and thus I didn’t have the support I needed to get rid of them. They were disruptive, insubordinate and frankly created far more trouble than they were worth.
What are your thoughts on managing psycho employees? Do you manage them or fire them?