Startups · Entrepreneurship

What did you learn from the worst boss you ever had?

Whitney MPA Founder & Director at Hello, My Name is KING, Inc.

September 29th, 2016

I am a believer that from every negative situation there is always something good to learn. Look forward to the discussion :)


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Dimitry Rotstein Founder at Miranor

September 29th, 2016

Well, I learned that I never want to have a boss anymore. Which was one of many reasons that lead to my becoming an entrepreneur.

Shingai Samudzi

September 29th, 2016

Every boss I've had was pretty poor for various reasons - obvious lack of integrity, good worker/bad manager of people, lack of personal discipline (I've only ever had 3 bosses).

The biggest lesson I learned was that if I feel like I'm smart and resourceful enough to do it myself, there was no reason not to try.

Saravjit Singh Independent Consultant and Trainer

September 29th, 2016

The worst boss I had taught me the value of human relations and the need to be kind and helpful to everyone - especially how to support and shield your subordinates from your tyrannical boss - for they too come into the direct line of fire many times. 
I came to tell all those who suffer their bosses, "Remember, its just a job! Do not take it personally or let it ruin the rest of your life."

Ansar Hafil Business Consultant at Winning In Business

September 30th, 2016

Treat people with respect, as you would like to be treated. Ansar Hafil Business Consultant Winning In Business +41 (0)79 451 95 81 ansar.hafil@winninginbusiness.ch www.winninginbusiness.ch Domaine des Pins C, 1196 Gland (VD), Switzerland Sent from my iPhone

Rob Mitchell Senior Java Software Engineer at Direct Commerce

September 30th, 2016

The best thing I learned from a lousy boss is ... life is way too short, and if things don't improve soon (did I do what I could to improve the situation?) then its time to move-on. When I was a boss, I made sure to put people first, their happiness and their goals. I got a lot of praise from folks for being a so-called good boss. Its just felt natural to me. 

Rod Abbamonte Co Founder at STARTREK / @startupHunter / @startupWay / @CoFounderFound / @GOcapital / @startupClub / @lastminute

September 30th, 2016

Nothing

Josh McCormack Owner, InteractiveQA - Marketing, Web Dev, Testing, Data & Market Analysis

September 30th, 2016

It's possible to know nothing about what you're in charge of and succeed if you can always take credit for success and blame others for the mistakes. To put a more positive spin on it, being able to relate well to your superiors is the most important part of your job. 

Nigel Dessau Chief Marketing Officer at Wellsmith, LLC

September 30th, 2016

EPISODE 26 | 3 MINUTE MENTOR

CAN GOOD COME OUT OF HAVING A BAD BOSS?

WE ALL GET BAD BOSSES, THE QUESTION IS CAN ANYTHING GOOD COME OUT OF HAVING A BAD BOSS? I THINK SO.
http://the3minutementor.com/episode-26/

Geoff Tucker Is your marketing automation working for you -- or against you?

October 1st, 2016

That alcoholism is a very destructive disease that disrupts a lot more than the people you manage.

Gabor Nagy Founder / Chief architect at Skyline Robotics

October 3rd, 2016

From the worst bosses I had, I learned how not to be a boss, so when I decided to start my own company, I will (hopefully) do better.
I also learned, working at certain software companies, how not to design software.
I call this "negative IP"(TM).
:)
The best part is that you can never get sued for using "negative IP" (how not to do things), because they just tell you one or two ways to avoid, out of many possible ways...