Bashing the Boss

Talent-management firm DDI found that the average American spends 15 hours a month criticizing or complaining about his or her boss. Indeed, boss-bashing is a popular diversion.

But while it may relieve tension and get a few laughs, denigrating your boss is not particularly attractive. Other people will wonder what you’ll say about them when they’re not around.

Bashing doesn’t build a better boss. It only serves to tarnish your reputation and lower your mojo. The negativity you spread will almost certainly affect others’ mojo, too.

What’s the alternative? Think before you jump in and join a boss-bashing session. How much are a few laughs worth to you? Do you really come out looking smarter?

The person who is smartest will speak truthfully even when the boss is present.  Your thoughts?

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