Lousy Leaders, Bad Bosses, Damning Dictators.

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Poison and sub-par people in power. Why is this so often the case?

To be sure, there are many fantastic and phenomenal bosses out there.

As a result, many people move through life in a cloud and/or rut of remaining just as they are, with little to no personal growth, or true inner emotional awareness.

Further, while some people do this, most do not, and what I am referring to is: the active pursuit of continual learning, personal growth, and seeking of wisdom. Via many routes, including reading books, articles, taking classes, possibly counseling, and receiving feedback from others (both positive and negative). Then, the careful considering of such and, with intent and effort, growing in the areas where need be.

The vast majority of managers are so overwhelmed with what’s on their own plate that they fail to attend to (or even care) about the needs of their staff.

Unfortunately, as humans, we believe what we see. And there are not nearly enough great role models out there for us to learn from.

Believe it or not, a lot of people with “top” positions and huge salaries are not especially happy people. Many are strained and over worked, incredibly stressed, and are struggling in a job they dislike. Often times, someone like this is too wrapped up in their own unhappiness and stress to see straight.

(You can read a bit more on this topic here, the studies which show how more money actually tends to make people less happy).

We frequently forget how much more there is beyond the narrow picture of what is each of our lives at the moment.

There is so much out there, endless possibilities awaiting. Additional job opportunities you likely haven’t even considered or had cross your mental landscape. Even other career options that you hadn’t thought of, which are likely to be just as good a fit for you as your current one, if not better.

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Fervent writer. Ravenous reader. Impassioned with words. Relationship researcher. Social Scientist. Social Justice Advocate. Author. www.brookeenglish.com

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