We know the kinds of things good managers say: They say â€śAttaboyâ€ť or â€śAttagirl,â€ť â€śLet me know if you run into any roadblocks, and Iâ€™ll try to get rid of them for you,â€ť and â€śYouâ€™ve been killing yourselfâ€”why donâ€™t you take off at noon on Friday?â€ť
Bad managers donâ€™t say these things. Helpful, encouraging, and trust-based words and phrases donâ€™t occur to them.
Crappy bosses say completely different things. For your enjoyment, weâ€™ve gathered together 10 of the most heinous, bad-manager warhorse sayings. Do any of them sound like something a manager in your company might say (or might have said this week)?
If you donâ€™t want this job, Iâ€™ll find someone who does.
Great leaders understand that the transaction defining the employer-employee relationshipâ€”the fact that an employer pays you in cash while you cough up your value in sweat and brainworkâ€”is the least important part of your professional relationship. Good managers realize that to get and keep great people, they have to move past the dollars-and-cents transaction and let people own their jobs. ď»ż