Bad managers product of bad circumstances

Mystiques about invulnerability, omniscience hurt operations
By John Butler
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 03/03/2004


here are many exemplary managers in today’s organizations. But others are far from competent. Perhaps it’s a bad hair decade for managers, but here’s a collection of several real horror stories that show there’s some distance to go before managerial competence is as high as it should be.

Most creatures in this collection of management aberrations are here because of one shortcoming — their inability to forge civil, creative, mutually supportive relationships with those who work for them.