10 Signs You May Be a Horrible Boss: Updated!

It’s Not Them, It’s You

You’ve had your share of lousy bosses, and you swore that if you were ever in charge, you’d do things differently. Now that day has come — you’re the boss.

And your good intentions? They’re buried under a pile of meetings, emails, phone calls, griping clients, and decisions that need to be made yesterday.

You don’t have the time or the energy to worry about being a good boss — not when the fate of your small business and the jobs of all your employees are hanging in the balance. You’ve got more important things to do. And so do those lazy, bellyaching employees you’re always threatening to fire.

If that’s really what you’re thinking right now, congratulations: You just might be a horrible boss. You just might have turned into that person you always vowed you would never become.

If you want to be sure, though, read on for 10 more warning signs that you’ve landed a starring role in your employees’ worst nightmares.

— Sam Barry and Kathi Kamen Goldmark