Signs of a poor boss – why good employees quit

An article that I enjoyed reading over the summer was by Travis Bradberry and featured in Forbes magazine. It was entitled ‘9 Things That Make Good Employees Quit’. This article highlighted the fact that in most cases, people don’t leave jobs; they leave managers. With the majority of coaching clients that I am working with, who are considering leaving their jobs, it is true that I have yet to hear, ‘I’m just bored in my job’. Instead what I hear are comments such as, ‘I refuse to work under a micro-manager’, ‘My manager doesn’t know how to manage and lead a team’ and ‘My manager considers their bullying behaviour to be normal’. So looking at six of the nine areas that Travis Bradberry focused on, what do bad managers do?