The 4 types of BAD leaders [Infographic]

We’ve all had our fair share of bad managers. No matter how much we enjoy our work, a bad boss can make us truly miserable. You’ve heard the saying:

“People don’t quit jobs, they quit bosses.” (Click to tweet)

As leaders, managers, and/or business owners, we want to lead well. We want to be competent; and we want to be appreciated. We don’t want to be a source of misery! We don’t want people to quit us! We can’t always articulate it, but what we want is the natural result of effective leadership.

How do we know if we’re leading effectively? Well, we’ll start to answer that question by taking a look at 4 different, but common, profiles of bad managers and their most tragic flaws. We’ll follow that with an examination of 8 different and effective business leadership styles. The next question to ask is, where do you see yourself — for better or for worse — in these profiles? Click on the infographic below to begin the process of reflecting on the efficacy of your leadership style.

Effective Business Leadership Styles

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Devan Perine

Devan Perine works with small business owners on their marketing and multimedia efforts. She's passionate about helping businesses build their presence online, and giving Gen Y a voice in the workplace. When she's not working, she loves to make a mess in the kitchen, and play with her band around Chicago. She loves to chat! Give her a shout on Google+, Twitter or LinkedIn.