Imagine a boss who…
…publicly expresses doubts about your ability to follow through on your commitments.
…keeps an almost enthusiastic look out for any negative comments about you while brushing away the positive.
…always focuses on what you need to do while promptly ignoring the journey so far.
…chooses to think of you as incompetent unless you repeatedly prove otherwise.
…pays attention to anybody’s doubts about you, even if they didn’t know you half as well.
…over played your fears of failure, especially when you most need confidence and assurance.
How long would you work under such a boss?
And, how many days a week are you that person, via self talk, to yourself?
If you worked for such a boss, I’m sure you would look for another job. Having a bad boss is not your fault, but staying with one is.