Leadership

Author: Meghan McCarthy

Now Fear This

By Meghan McCarthy
May 04, 2017 Category: Leadership

I once worked for a boss who operated from a place of fear. At times, he could be a really good guy. He was a father and a husband, a family man so to speak. He also had a rough upbringing, plagued with health issues and as a result, took pessimism to an extreme. The glass wasnt half empty; it was shattered and broken beyond repair. He was a man waiting for the other shoe to drop, mainly because at one point or another, it had. When things were going smoothly at the office, work was great. The environment was pleasant, open, and even jovial. We collaborated, we came together, and we challenged each other in a respectful fashion. We brought out the best in one another and our team. When something scared him though (an employee made a mistake or someone above him asked a question he couldnt answer), his knee jerk reaction wasnt pleasant. Suddenly this amiable person put up a wall. He refused to listen at all, much less to logic or reason and instead spewed out demands, which ultimately

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