Managers: How Your 'Inner Jerk' Is Costing Your Company - Black Enterprise
Black Enterprise Magazine July/August 2018 Issue

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There can sometimes be a fine line between being an authoritative leader and being a jerk. With managers faced with pressures to meet revenue requirements, many can often find themselves succumbing, with stress manifesting in the way they treat their subordinates. But toxic attitudes can not only ruin a team dynamic. It can also cost your company and lead to ineffective results.

Inc. writer Geoffrey James details how you can overcome your your inner jerk and get winning results from your team. He offers the following insights:

1. Understand the financial fisk: Bossholes cost companies revenue and profit–big time. “Bossholes drive away talented people and force otherwise useful folk to follow around after and clean up the emotional messes they leave,” explains Robert Sutton, author of the bestsellers Good Boss, Bad Boss and The No A****** Rule.

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Janell Hazelwood

Janell Hazelwood is associate managing editor at Black Enterprise, managing content across core areas of Money, Career, Small Business and Technology. She is also a featured blogger with My Two Cents, providing insights on branding, millennial career development, employment trends and leadership. She was previously a content producer and copy editor for Black Enterprise magazine, working across several editorial sections. The Hampton University graduate got her start in the newspaper industry, having worked for companies including The New York Times and Scripps Howard News Service. Her works and insights have appeared on The Huffington Post, MadameNoire, E!Online, Brazen Careerist, CBS News, and Arise TV.