We need to talk about work.
Specifically, we need to talk about how many of us have bosses that suck, or ARE bosses that aren’t seeing the results they think they should. (Whether or not you suck as a boss, only you and your team can decide.)
What is a boss? Anyone who manages or directs the work of other people. This could mean CEO’s, managers at all levels, entrepreneurs building a team or working with freelancers.
Collectively, the time humans spend managing other humans is staggering. We’ve been doing it often for a really, really long time.
So why are we so terrible at it?
Why do so many people, on both sides of the management equation, experience things like:
Hating their job and their boss?
Being frustrated with their employees?
Contractors and assistants who don’t GET it.
Wages too small or fees too high?
Shouldn’t we be better at this by now?
I think we should be. And I think we CAN be.
But it’s going to take work, and it’s going to mean you have to challenge your assumptions, admit when you’re wrong and consider things that sound completely irrational to you.