The politics of everything that matters to mankind in the 20th century

The Politics of Everything

Hosted by Amber Daines, The Politics of Everything launched in May 2017 as a weekly podcast series asking newsworthy experts and leaders the tricky questions about the politics of everything that matters to mankind in the 21st century. 

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July 19th 2022
144: The Politics of Bad Bosses - Michelle Gibbings
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At one time or another we've all had a bad boss - whether it's through bullying and intimidation, unfair feedback or unrealistic workloads. Their behaviour sets the tone for what's acceptable in an organisation and can cause major issues for productivity, staff turnover and wellbeing, especially during difficult times like we're experiencing now. In a tough or toxic work environment, how can you challenge your thinking and shift perspective to make relationships work? I

My guest today Michelle Gibbings has written a book Bad Boss: What to do if you work for one, manage one or are one where she draws upon decades of experience in corporate leadership to provide a practical transformation guide. In this book she covers all three perspectives: the direct report, the boss and the boss's boss, helping readers quickly identify where the issue lies, along with actionable steps to turn things around. Michelle says that bad bosses aren't always bad people, and it takes work at every level to create an environment where everyone can flourish.

Michelle's previous books include 'Step Up: How to Build Your Influence at Work', and 'Career Leap: How to Reinvent and Liberate your Career'. She is a global keynote speaker, on a mission to help leaders, teams and organisations create successful workplaces - where people thrive, and progress is accelerated.

  1. Has the pandemic and The Great Resignation trend meant less willingness to accept a bad boss?
  2. Does remote or hybrid work shift the ways the "bad boss" dynamic operates and make it easier or harder to shift for those relationships?
  3. How can an employee improve their own voice and action change in a toxic workplace?
  4. How do you know if you are a bad boss in 2022?
  5. How can a business make sure that having an eye on simply creating profits and outputs are not the key to their management success?
  6. Take away: What is your final takeaway message for us on The Politics of Bad Bosses?





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