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    The Chicago Tribune,, Fast Company, The Harvard Business School, and the Wall Street Journal - draws on these sources and takes a responsible balanced approach, devoid of ranting and "Boss from Hell" stories. It also provides strategic resources for bosses, executives and board members at

    The Gallup Organization's study of over 1,000,000 employees found that if a company is losing good people, the single most common the cause is their immediate supervisor. Gallup also found poorly managed workgroups are an average of 50% less productive and 44% less profitable than well managed groups. Other surveys indicate that approximately 40% of employees have had to deal with a bad boss. Related management questions are: does your Company need to strengthen its measures to address difficult bosses and reduce stress, absenteeism and turnover; and, if so, how would innovation, morale and profitability improve?


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