Whether you’re a current entrepreneur or to-be- entrepreneur, this blog post will highlight the types of bosses you don’t want to become and the reasons to avoid these types of leadership.

  1. The micromanager

This manager focuses on small details that often are not relevant to a specific task and showing distrust in their employees. This type of boss will make their employees to feel that they are under constant surveillance. Besides, if a project is done, the micromanager will focus on small but inconsequential detail and will mark the project as incomplete. No one is saying that attention to details has to be neglected or to miss the important details. The main reason to avoid this type of leadership is that you might prevent your staff to be creative. Along with this, employees might feel discouraged, frustrated from the constant small remarks that do not mean that the whole project is mistaken. Also, over-control on the employees might feel that the manager does not trust them and this will bring the issue of distrust. Some people do not tend to take this kind of constant remarks as something positive and make them more stressed at work. So, if you want your employees to be stressed and lose their creativity, then you can stick to the micromanager type, apart from that, do avoid the micromanager type.

  1. The gossip ‘leader’

This type of boss engages with office gossips and tries to maintain the fire between employees. In order to bring all about them, they tend to participate with gossips and try winning staff as friends. So, they will be sure that if there is a gossip in the office they will be the first point of contact. The reason why they exist is mostly that they do not need their staff to be against the management. Therefore, they make everything possible to maintain this spark between employees and tolerate back-talking and back-stabbing. Well, in all cases this is a ‘no-no’ behaviour for a leader. The reason to avoid this type of management is that when there is a rumour, gossips and back-talking between employees, those who do not like this kind of behaviour will leave and they are often are the most talented one.

  1. The unfair dealing

The good leaders always have character and this means that they behave in the same way in all circumstances.  For instance, the unfair dealing boss will get mad at one employee and then act sweet to another. A good leader needs to avoid an unfair situation but use a wise leadership style. Earn respect by being consistent. This kind of behaviour is damaging because it shows that you are a two-faced boss who disrespects some employees and treat others well. The good leader will not do this because they realise that they are not in a high school, but in the position when they need to lead people and respect them in the same way.

  1. The narky boss

This type of boss manages with anger and a loud voice. This boss is trying to get your attention and giving you the fear of fire and brimstone. When you inspire fear more than any other strategies, this demonstrates that you lack the leadership skills required to do the job. You’re probably scared, or confused about how to get results without relying on threats or other scares. Employees dislike this type of dictator because they use power tactics, not reason, leadership skills, experience, and charisma. The reason to avoid this is that your employee will leave and would do more harm to your company.

  1. The always-right

Well, if you’re a boss, you’re probably good at your work, you show great results, but this does not mean that you’re right for everything and refuse to hear another opinion.  No matter what your title is, there’s always something to learn. Especially from your own team who works day in and day out on your part of the business. They’re likely to have smart and innovative solutions and ideas–possibly to problems you’re not even aware exist. If you keep doing this to your employees you’ll probably miss the big picture and it might reflect on the business performance.