Bad Managers are Bad News

By Scot Herrick | Job Performance

May 07

It is a minefield.

Getting a new manager starts your whole career over again — because the old saying that you are only as good as your manager is really true.

In my career, I’ve had about twenty different managers. Maybe thirty. All I know is that in my entire career, I’ve never had my review be done by the same manager two years in a row, save one.

For the most part, we’re all able to manage with the manager and adjust to the new fangled things that need to be done.

And sometimes we can’t because the manager is so bad. Nothing you say or do works. The agenda with the new manager is so far off what is good that you have a hard time coping — and wondering what storm you just walked into.

We’ve all had bad managers — how did you cope?

UPDATE: For example, “juiceless” managers like this one. Amazing…

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About the Author

Scot Herrick is the author of “I’ve Landed My Dream Job–Now What???” and owner of Cube Rules, LLC. Scot has a long history of management and individual contribution in multiple Fortune 100 corporations.