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Managing a Negative, Out-of-Touch Boss

Managing a Negative, Out-of-Touch Boss | Business Brainpower with the Human Touch |

The most frequent question the author get asked by the 250,000 people enrolled in his MOOC on leadership is, “How do I deal with my boss who is not only dissonant, but quite negative?” These bosses are “dissonant” in the sense that they’ve lost touch with themselves, others and their surroundings — and it’s nothing new. They come across as negative, self-centered, focused on numbers, and their employees feel like they’re being treated as resources or assets (not as human beings).

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Start by understanding the neuroscience to manage a negative, out-of-touch boss.

David Hain's curator insight, May 29, 2014 2:36 AM

If you don't manage upwards, you won't be able to manage downwards effectively!

donhornsby's curator insight, May 29, 2014 9:24 AM

(From the article): So what do you do if you have a boss who’s fallen into this trap? First, recognize that these bosses are diminishing themselves and their ability to effectively lead others. They can deliver on known tasks — mostly routine tasks — but this style returns the least amount of innovation, the lowest levels of employee engagement, and often the lowest performance from teams.

Lumus360's curator insight, June 9, 2014 6:37 AM

Great article – Which raises the questions:  How did he/she get to this point of being dissonant and #negative? & How do we #feedback our view of him/ her, right now, without completely destroying his/her confidence.  Or do we break their confidence and wait and see what arises from the ashes?

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