A bad boss is bad for your health.
We’ve all heard stories about toxic bosses, and many of us have had one. But I never realized the impact bad managers can have on our health—for example, that it could make us “60% more likely to suffer a heart attack, stroke, or other life-threatening cardiac condition.” Yep, that’s what one study showed. And there are other startling ramifications.
For once, I’m at a loss for words, but I bet you’re not. That’s why you need to read every word in Mary Abbajay’s article “What to Do When You Have a Bad Boss” in the Harvard Business Review. You might not have a bad boss now, but I’m sure you know people who do. The statistics are mind-boggling, like this one: “Employees end up working longer (two years, on average) for toxic bosses than nontoxic bosses. Why?”
Abbajay provides five tips for how to manage a bad boss … and when to go. If you or someone you know is stuck in a toxic work situation, this is a must-read.
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