May 6, 2002

Red Flags Can Signal a Problem Boss

There are always subtle warning signs that suggest a boss may have the potential to be a real problem. While you probably won't be able to escape a difficult boss at some point during your career, you can make a conscious decision to avoid one now. Following are a few red flags to look out for in potential bosses:

In the final analysis, you must trust your gut feeling and ask yourself some basic questions. Will I respect this person? Can I see myself working productively with this person as my manager? Will this person truly value my ideas and opinions?

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