Anyone who has seen the film 'Horrible Bosses' starring Jennifer Aniston will have laughed at the antics of the three employees who go over the top in plotting revenge on their seemingly overbearing and abusive bosses. A good comedy and a bit of fun. In reality, very few of us get through a career without having to deal with a boss whose management style causes us to feel undervalued and wondering whether it's time to move on. Dr. Travis Bradberry outlines the most common types of bad bosses - if you are a boss, take heed and learn. If you are an employee, have a look at the strategies you can employ to deal with a bad boss.
Difficult bosses contaminate the workplace. Some do so obliviously, while others smugly manipulate their employees. The “bad boss” has become a comedic part of work culture, permeating movies and television, but when you actually work for one, there’s nothing funny about it. Bad bosses cause irrevocable damage by hindering your performance and creating unnecessary stress. The stress they create is terrible for your health. Multiple studies have found that working for a bad boss increases your chance of having a heart attack by as much as 50%.