Just in time for National Boss’s Day, October 16, 2010 – I know of an insurance company and law firm who are co-presenting a seminar entitled: “Suing the Boss – A Guide for Prevention.” This timely topic is based on an increase in employee-employer lawsuits spurred by the recession.
Despite all the “how-to-be-the-best-in-business” books, workshops, and executive coaches available, there are still many bad bosses. (Maybe that’s why we have all those books, workshops, and coaches?!)
Consider this conversation about a boss pushing back on the subject of employee engagement.
Boss: “It’s not my job to make my employees happy!”
Consultant: “It’s not your job to make them miserable either!”
My suggestion to the bad bosses out there: get your act together – if not because it’s the right thing to do, at least to minimize your liability.
And my suggestion to those employees fortunate to work for good bosses – let them know you appreciate them every day, not just Boss’s Day.
[Source of boss-consultant conversation adapted from Re-Engage by Leigh Branham and Mark Hirschfeld.]