Have you heard this phrase “people don’t leave companies, they leave leaders” before? Most likely, you have. If you are recently thinking to quit your job, the company might not be the fault. Deep inside, you might be dissatisfied with your manager or boss.
Let’s find out whether your boss is a terrible leader or not. It is important to know, since you might leave your job in the future because you don’t want to be controlled by him/her anymore. Here are five indications that your boss is actually terrible:
1. He/she plays favourite
A good leader gives each person the opportunity to excel. Unfortunately, most of them play favourites. They often give raises to employees whom they like the best. Moreover, they may give special assignments and added perks for their favourite employees.
If you are not one of their favourites, most likely he/she is treating you unfairly. It is no wonder that you want to quit your job immediately.
2. He/she always blames others
Do you always feel that it is your fault when things go wrong in the office? Beware, your boss might actually be a terrible one. Every great leader knows that a failure is not caused by a single person. Possibly, it is a team’s fault. But the failure of a team is always a failure of its leadership.
If your boss convinces everyone else that they are the problem (and he/she refuses to admit that they are wrong), of course you will not be satisfied with your job.
3. He/she never express gratitude
Your boss never say anything about your important contribution. Worse, he/she thinks and claims that every success is because of them! Your boss constantly describe an achievement with the word “I”. He/she is naturally hogs the limelight by never inviting you to any big meeting.
If your boss keeps taking the credit of your hard work, it is time to look for someone who really appreciate you.
4. He/she is lost
Some bosses are just passive. They are frequently absent, and basically disengaged leaders. When they face a problem, they are only able to make tentative decisions. Even worse, this unreliable leaders often lead to failure.
If your boss is one of them, there is no point to stay at a company with a ‘busy’ leader.
5. He/she never listen
Some bosses believe that they knew everything, so it has to be done with their way. They never listen to their staffs ‘stupid’ suggestions. Basically, you are not given a chance to grow with this kind of leader.
If you are unheard in the office (and there is no way to fix that), it is better to leave this boss for good.