Bad Boss - Definition


Bad Boss  \ˈbad \ˈbäs, ˈbȯs\

1. Asshole

Seriously. At Boss-Talk we adopt this term from Bob Sutton's book, The No Asshole Rule.  Dr. Sutton is a professor of management science at Standord University. He is an author of several books and articles that have appeared in Business Week, The Wall Street Journal, and Harvard Business Review. Dr. Sutton believed that no other term, like jerk, or bully, quite captured the essence or "authenticity or emotional appeal...", and we agree. This term may seem offensive to some, but we do not use the term lightly or intend to offend anyone. Bad Boss behavior stirs up very deep emotions in their targets and we take that very seriously.

Antonym: Good Boss