The most common bad boss

There are many types of ineffective leaders, but the most common type of bad boss is the absentee leader, according to the Harvard Business Review.

Absentee leaders are psychologically absent from their roles, enjoying the perks of a management position without valuing the responsibilities. This kind of boss may sound appealing, giving employees lots of room to work without supervision, but employees actually value leaders that provide guidance and feedback.

Many times, absentee leaders go unnoticed within their organizations because other managers may have more overtly destructive tendencies that are more noticeable. Because their negative impact is more under the radar, absentee leaders can be "silent organizational killers."

Scott Gregory, CEO of Hogan Assessment Systems, the article's author, says organizations must be proactive in identifying absentee leaders.

"Reviewing your organization's management positions for absentee leaders and doing something about them can improve your talent management arsenal," Mr. Gregory writes. "Doing nothing about absentee leaders is easy. Just ask any absentee leader."

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