Have you had a boss like this? Part 2

With whom would you prefer to work?  

What kind of a person are you? What kind of a boss do you or would you prefer to work for? I have not worked for many, but the ones I have worked for were very different. Not only personality wise, but from different backgrounds and wealth. Some truly started from the bottom up and some had old money.  

One was a micromanaging a-hole and the other was a lost soul who got lucky in their business. Neither one was a team player and neither one could run the business on their own. By that I mean they had no patience for the small things. One of my former bosses could not be bothered to read a contract because they did not have the patience for it. Yet if something went wrong it was never their fault.  

The narcissist boss.  

This by far is my favourite topic. I always wonder if they were born this way or were they simply left to become this way. No one dared to teach them right from wrong or as the business grew did it let them get away with more and more until they turned out the way they are.  

I feel it’s definitely the latter. When you end up making enough money, you feel you can get away with anything and everything. You forget where you came from and you forget about others. You forget your manners and forget about your employee’s feelings. You the narcissistic boss have become all-knowing and evil.  

You are God? 

It seems that when a boss gets this evil and this nasty/powerful in a company that many want to work for, there is no stopping. Yelling, screaming and belittling are the way things go.  Bullying in the workforce is a negative and frowned upon behaviour. Yet when the all-knowing boss does it, the company HR turns a blind eye. After all, no one can discipline the boss. At this point, the boss is just that, a boss. A sometimes loved and sometimes hated person who knows it all no matter what and wants their way, no matter what.  

You are not a leader. 

A boss is a boss is a boss… There is no stopping a nasty boss, they are a boss and not a leader. Unfortunately, a bad boss will not make a good leader. A team captain does not need to be the best player on the field. They need to show competence, understanding and leadership by example. Doing the right things when no one is looking is the best way to describe a good person. Being understanding, caring and honourable to your employees is the best way to lead. A few nice words will go much farther than the harsh ones. This unfortunately is not clearly understood by many.  

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Zsolt Zsemba has worn many different hats. He has been an entrepreneur, businessman for over 30 years. Living abroad has given him many amazing experiences in life and also sparked his imagination for writing. After moving to Canada from Hungary at the age of 10 and working in a family business for a large part of his life. The switch from manufacturing to writing came surprisingly easily for him. His passion for writing began at age 12, mostly writing poetry and short stories. In 1999, the chance came to write scripts. Zsolt took some time off from his family business to write in Jakarta Indonesia for MD Entertainment. Having written dozens of soap operas and made for TV movies, in 2003 Zsolt returned to the family business once more. In 2018, he had the chance to head back to Asia once again. He took on the challenge to be the COO for MD Pictures and get back into the entertainment business. The entertainment business opened up the desire to write once more and the words began to flow onto the pages again. He decided to rewrite a book he began years ago. Organ House was reborn and is a fiction suspense novel while Scars is a young adult drama focused on life’s challenges. After the first two books, his desire to write not only became more challenging but enjoyable as well. After having several books completed he was convinced to publish them for your enjoyment. Zsolt does not tend to stay in one specific genre but tends to lean towards strong female leads and horror. Though he also has a few human interest books, he tends to write about whatever brews in his brain for a while.

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