I’ve worked with and for a lot of bad managers in my career. I consider them anti-mentors: bosses who were so bad that they unwittingly formed the start of my thinking on management, by providing a perfect model of what not to do.
Over at Inc. today, I talk about those bad bosses and why I’m grateful to them. (Note: My columns for Inc. are generally pulled from my archives here. This one was originally printed here in 2008.)
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