Best Manager or Worst Manager?

Employee Retention / Human Resource Management / Leadership / Talent Management

Is this true?   Do you agree with Maria’s quote?

Tell us about a good (or a bad) leader you know.




  1. Amit Kaushik
    August 11, 2015, 5:48 am

    Agree.I think there is nothing like bad leader because if you can’t make somebody to follow you from their heart than you are not a leader.Leading a team for completing a task should be beneficial to team development also.If the team is well aware that what they are doing is doing for theirs development too than they will not hesitate to deliver their best.And somebody quoted that if my team is in prosperity no body can’t stop my business prosperity.

  2. Michael Mbuyah
    August 11, 2015, 7:45 am

    There are a number of factors to consider here. The question is what criteria is used to conclude that a manager is best or worse and that a company is best or worst. What makes me want to work for a company is the company values, the brand image, brand position, competitive advantage, innovation, opportunities within the company for development, growth, for me to contribute to the values of the organization and be happy that I am doing something for my company. If there is a worst manager in the best company I will find a way to work around him, and also try to help him work on his weaknesses if he gives me the opportunity or if I work close to or report directly to him. I will definitely help him if I report directly to him without him knowing that I am helping him to work on his weaknesses and avoid any conflict situation. Where i cannot help him directly, i will find other help available, such as communicating to him through someone he likes or understands, without both of them knowing that I am sending a message/s(Such as rhetorical questions, syllogisms etc.). As human beings, we are not infallible. If I have to work in the worst company with the best manager, what a joy!!! I don’t see the worst company as bad. I see it as an opportunity to change situation; to create an impact to all stakeholders; to give the company a different image than worst; to change worst to best!!!

  3. Debbie Foster
    August 11, 2015, 1:49 pm

    SO TRUE!

  4. TCW
    August 11, 2015, 3:03 pm

    Best = 1) clear direction, 2) understanding my strengths, challenges and interests, 3) sufficent resources (be support, funding, other) to accomplish the task, and finally 4) they stayed out of my way till the task was completed.

    Worst = 1) nebulus direction, 2) no resources, 3) had no knowledge of what staff did (or how) with little interest in learning, and 4) always worried about the bad things that might happen which doubled & tripled the effort by building in extra steps to mitigate as many potential issues as she could dream up.

  5. Sat
    August 11, 2015, 9:12 pm

    Yes, I agree with the quote. Working for a person that we do not get along sucks away drive and motivation, thereby severely degrading organizational performance. IT also causes distress that has long term personal impact.

  6. Dave Dibble
    August 12, 2015, 8:41 pm

    Absolutely agree and ……………………………………………… a bad company can recover with good leaders. Bad leaders are the nail for the coffin.

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