What the blogosphere’s saying about bosses this week…
- Yahoo’s Shine – Marci Alboher reviews the book Working for You Isn’t Working for Me, and has a Q&A session with the authors, Katherine Crowler and Kathi Elster. One of the great points Crowler and Elster make is that while we can’t change our bosses, we can certainly change how we react to them.
- Washington Post – Leadership consultant John Baldoni thinks there’s an upside to having a bad boss. After trembling at the mere thought, I read his article and realized he’d made some good points, the primary one being, “Leaders are those that make good organizations good — whether or not they have a bad boss.”
- Xconomy Boston – Robert Buderi talks to members of Boston’s Innovation Community about their own bad boss experiences. Buderi makes a great observation – many entrepreneurs have had really bad bosses. Maybe we should be grateful to them. Ok, that may be pushing it.
- NY Mag – A couple of weeks ago I had a field day with David Letterman’s “creepy” office sexploits. This week a former writer speaks out about the hostile work environment she says led her to give up her “dream job.”