This week on The WAM Podcast's "Bad Boss" series, hosts, Andrea Olson and Desiree Grace save the worst for last. In this episode, you'll be introduced to the five 'evil' boss archetypes of Bobby Backstabber, Power-Trip Paul, Micro-Manager Matt, Absentee Al, and Ladder-Climbing Larry. No one likes an 'evil' boss, but the good news is that you can control how you choose to react to these bosses.
Here, Andrea and Desiree describe the five archetypes, providing a deeper insight into their character and ticks. All to give you some tools and practical tips to better equip you for your next work project, meeting, email, or daily encounter at the espresso machine. If you're facing one or more of these bosses, by the end of this episode, you'll have a set of mental, emotional, and practical tips on how to tactfully manage them. With these tools, you may even start to view these "bad bosses" as a positive opportunity for growth.
Host, Desiree Grace
Desiree Grace is Director of Channel Accounts & Programs for Panduit Corporation in Tinley Park, Illinois. Desiree and her team develop and deploy channel partner strategy and programs in North America.
She previously managed the Utility channel for Eaton North America, as their Vice President, Channel Development and Operations. Prior to this role, she served as Vice President of Sales & Marketing at Anamet Electrical, District Manager, at Panduit Corporation, and Branch Manager at WESCO.
Grace has over 27 years of experience in electrical manufacturing and distribution and has been an active member of NAED for over 10 years. She was the 2017 Trailblazer for NAED’s Women in Industry organization. Grace serves on the Church Council for First Congregational Church and is a volunteer with Dress for Success and Habitat for Humanity.