14 Sep 2016

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We’ve all had ’em: bosses who drives us crazy. I’ve had my share of what I call “Whacko bosses“. These are the people who don’t seem to understand how to deal with their fellow human beings or who take delight in making their subordinates go slowly insane.

In my 33-year-long career, I’ve worked for many wonderful people. These are the managers who understood the art of delegation, which means to give people tasks to do along with the authority to get those things done. They have affinity for people, are good listeners, and are competent at their jobs. They may not understand the technical points of what their people are doing, but even so they trust their staff, technical or otherwise to get the job done. Perhaps most of all, they know when to jump in to help, and how to be effective at giving the right help at the right time. Under these bosses, discipline is light and the work goes smoothly.

On the other hand, there have been a few exceptionally poor managers, all the way up the organization board to the top of the food chain. Bad bosses are often not competent at their own jobs, having been promoted too quickly, and thus seem to believe since they don’t know what they are doing nobody else does either. Sometimes they have a fancy degree and think that makes them walk on water, and allows them to look down on everyone else. They berate and belittle those below them on the organization board, treating virtually everyone with utter disrespect and pulling harsh disciplinary measures at the smallest infraction.

When you work for one or more of these terrible bosses – regardless of how high above you they are within the organization – you have three broad choices: leave, become a victim, or remain in control of the situation. Many of us make the mistake of becoming a victim. We need our jobs to pay the bills, support our families and get a little ahead. There is also a certain amount of awe and respect, earned or not, for anyone above us. After all, we tell ourselves, they must have earned their position, right?

The focus of Help! My Boss is Whacko is on how to stop being a victim to these incompetent, malicious, or just unknowing bosses. What can you do to keep your sanity and your health? How can you be ready to move on if needed? Should you stay or should you go?

My purpose in writing the book is to help everyone understand they don’t have to take abuse from horrible bosses. Everyone has choices and the right to create their own destiny. I hope you find it of value.


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Richard Lowe Jr

Richard Lowe Jr

Owner & Senior Writer, Copywriter, Ghostwriter, WordPress Implementation at The Writing King
Richard is the Owner and Senior Writer for The Writing King, a bestselling author, and ghostwriter. He's written and published 63 books, ghostwritten 20+ books, as well as hundreds of blog articles.
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