Traits of a Jackass Manager

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  • 42 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
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Do you take credit for your employees' ideas? Hire your own relatives? Withhold crucial information from your staff? If so, you may be a jackass manager. Now help is at hand--read this short how-not-to guide, have a good laugh, and learn how to manage employees more productively. Whether you're just beginning your career as a supervisor or already have years of management experience, you'll appreciate the useful pointers and cartoons in Traits of a Jackass Manager. Of course you may also recognize some bosses you've encountered yourself over the years. Either way, this quick primer will get you thinking, and talking, about how you can make your organization happier and more efficient. You may get more game-changing advice from the jackass than from all those thick books on management theory!

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The Manager Who Seeks to be "Liked” Rather than Respected

The Manager Who Ignores the Opinions and Advice of Employees


The Manager Who Fails to Delegate Properly


The Manager Who Ignores the Training and Developmental Needs of Employees


The Manager Who Insists on Doing Everything "The Company Way”


The Manager Who Fails to Give Credit When Credit Is Due


The Manager Who Treats Employees as Subordinates


The Manager Who Ignores Employees' Complaints


The Manager Who Does Not Keep People Informed


The Manager Who Holds His or Her Assistant Back


The Manager Who Views the Disciplinary Process as a Punitive Action


The Manager Who Fails to Back Up His or Her Staff


The Manager Whose Word Cannot Be Trusted


The Manager Who Avoids Making Decisions


The Manager Who "Plays Favorites”


The Manager Who Fails to Stay Current in the Field


The Manager Who Enjoys "Pouring on” More Work than an Employee Can Handle


The Manager Who Acts or Overreacts Too Quickly


The Newly Promoted Manager Who Believes His or Her Manure Is Odorless


The Manager Who Is Moody


Managers Who Fail to Plan and Put Priorities on Their Work


The Manager Who Lacks Emotion and Empathy


The Manager Who Hires Relatives into the Organization


The Manager Who Does Not Treat Women as Equals


The Manager Who Faithfully Practices the Art of Pessimism


The Manager Who Steals Employees' Ideas


The Manager Whose Style and Authority Are Based on Absolute Power


The Manager Who Seems Oblivious to What Is Happening


The Manager Who Loves to "Sack” Employees


The Manager Who Embarrasses Subordinates in the Presence of Others


The Manager Who Follows "Double Standards” in the Organization


The Manager Who Is a Religious or Racial Bigot


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Sennewald, Charles A.
Charles A. Sennewald
Independent security management consultant, expert witness, and author, internationally based

Charles "Chuck” Sennewald CSC, CPP, is an independent security management consultant and expert witness and the author of numerous Butterworth-Heinemann titles, including "Effective Security Management"; "Security Consulting"; "Retail Crime, Security and Loss Prevention: An Encyclopedic Reference;" "From the Files of a Security Expert Witness"; and earlier editions of this book "The Process of Investigation." Chuck is a graduate of California State University - Los Angeles with a BS degree in Police Science and Administration. Chuck is also the founder and first president of the International Association of Professional Security Consultants (IAPSC), and is a long-time member of ASIS International. He has lectured and is read in countries around the globe.
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