21 Types of Bosses: the Good, the Bad & the Great
There are many types of bosses in the business world and most of them aren’t fantastic. However, there are always a few gems. Which bosses are in your business
1. The Yeller
These professionals equate a higher volume with effective communication. Ultimately, this type wants to be heard and recognized, but those they respect may coax them into a reasonable speaking tone.
2. The Nervous Wreck
Whether they are actually capable or not, these bosses are constantly frazzled and worried over something. These individuals can damage the office morale with an infectious lack of confidence.
3. The Condescending Talker
These bosses go out of their way to demean their employees and assert their superiority. They have a tendency to micromanage, while simultaneously leading projects astray.
4. The Inconsistent Demander
First, these professionals have unrealistic expectations for the team and though gentle, their explanations and objectives are unclear. They’ll play favorites and would rather be elsewhere.
5. The Puppet Master
This type is entirely self-centered and skilled with manipulation. They are highly intelligent and capable, but they’d rather be advancing their own agenda. While they are ambitious, they don’t make for the honest supervisors.
6. The Uncreative Thinker
These professionals probably attended the area’s latest management seminar and are full of stock phrases of encouragement and suggestions for improvement. They’re not excellent, but not bad either.
7. The Obsessive Micromanager
These types of bosses make employees feel incapable. Why Their supervision typically involves taking over a task or demanding impossible standards of perfection.
8. The Martyr
This person will come in during an emergency, work holidays, stay late and never take a sick day. Eventually, you’ll have to tell them to take a day off and get some sleep.
9. The Slowpoke
This type means well and is likely capable, but they need a little extra help getting up to speed with your company’s daily operational methods.
10. The Non-learner
Whether through lack of capability or effort, these professionals just don’t know what they are doing even after sitting through managerial training three times.
11. The Tyrant
If your most ïrespectedï supervisor has a high turnover rate, your employees are probably just scared of him. You know what They should be because he fired many people last year.
12. The Mumble Bumble
This person seems to mumble their way along and somehow no one noticed their incompetence, except your employees. Dig a little deeper and you won’t find a food manager.
13. The Nostalgic Cornerstone
These types of bosses were around before the last big company change and they miss the good old days. That probably means they’ll resist further changes and miss important market trends.
14. The Embodiment of Teflon
These people never get blamed for anything, but they always seem to turn up in questionable situations. Keep an eye on them, but they might be harmless.
15. The Self-Described Deity
Think megalomaniac. This is the type that will turn the interns into car cleaners and your secondary managers mutinous middle management. Don’t give this one too much power.
16. The Absentee
These types of bosses manage to never be in the office. Where are they Well, only they can tell you that, but they certainly aren’t closely monitoring quarterly goals.
17. The Detective
To these bosses, everyone is a suspect because something is always wrong. While these professionals mean well, they can begin to undermine employee confidence.
18. The Friend
These types of bosses may have difficulty earning respect as a superior or taking tough action because they’ve positioned themselves as friends instead of managers.
19. The Two-Minute Listener
For some reason, this guy is always thinking of something more important or needs to be somewhere more important. Employees rarely have more than two minutes of interaction at a time with this boss.
20. The Recluse
This person is probably the talented introvert you promoted. He or she is incredibly talented, but they stay in their office and fail to foster a rapport with subordinates.
21. The Greatest Boss You’ll Ever Have
This professional knows how to support and motivate staff while always taking fair and appropriate action. He or she works hard, communicates constantly and keeps a positive work environment.
Did you realize you have a little room for improvement in your company Did you also see how much you have to work with With the right tactics, you can probably teach all your managers to be the ïGreatest Boss You’ll Ever Have.ï For more great information, check out other Resume Builder resources.