Shared Post from Francis J. Kong
Have you ever been demeaned, insulted, offended and made to feel so insignificant by a boss of yours who behaves more like a jerk rather than a leader? If your answer is “Yes”, then you’re not alone.
You can face challenges. You can face adversities. But when you have to face and report to dumb leaders, it’s like hell on earth every day.
They can wear you down. They can make you sick. They can even drive you to a point wherein you’d question yourself, “What am I doing? It’s not even worth it!”, and leave the workplace to discover that there’s a world out there which is so much better because you don’t have to report to Satan himself (or herself)! That the devil doesn’t wear Prada; he or she wears your company uniform!
Dumb leaders abound, I can assure you that. They’re not intellectually challenged, but because they’re extremely insecure, they cost the company big time!
How do leaders end up as “dumb leaders”? Well, let me count the ways.
• Dumb leaders, rather than devoting their time and attention to developing themselves and others, devote themselves to protecting their turf. They trust no one because they themselves are not trustworthy.