“A Gallup poll of more than 1 million employed U.S. workers concluded that the No. 1 reason people quit their jobs is a bad boss or immediate supervisor.”

Key Cause For Attrition – Lack of Strong Leadership

The lack of strong leadership skills contributes significantly to attrition. Employee satisfaction levels become low, performance suffers, absenteeism is high, and the inspiration and motivation to be an achiever and obtain results becomes close to non-existent.

Have you ever had a boss that made you feel demoralized? What about that “ruled by intimidation”? What about that made you want to quit?

People Quit Their Leaders, Not Their Jobs . . .

This same Gallup poll also discovered that poorly managed groups were 50 percent less productive than those with strong and respected leaders and that profits were reduced by 44 percent.

These numbers build a compelling case for ensuring your leadership team has the skills, behaviors, and respect to ensure your organization is successful.

Badbossology.com also conducted a leadership survey of 1,100+ individuals and found some very interesting results:

50 percent said they would fire their boss.

Almost 30 percent would have their boss seen by a workplace psychologist.

23 percent would send their boss for management training.

Do these numbers surprise you? They did us!

What Do Individuals Want in a Boss?

We’ve been told a good leader:

  • Appreciates them as an individual and as a professional
  • Wants to help them grow and succeed
  • Provides meaningful feedback
  • Rewards and recognizes results
  • Can be trusted
  • Is Authentic
  • Listens

Do you possess these skills?  Do you know others in leadership roles that could improve in these areas? We’d love to hear your thoughts and stories about “bad bosses”.  (Please do not provide names but do let us know the behaviors and skills that are lacking, and the associated impacts).