05-26-12, 12:53 PM #1
Is Your Boss a Megalomaniac?
At the link there is a 4 question test to find out what kind of boss you have. Please take the test and report back how close the results were.
Why is megalomania, the close cousin of narcissism, so often found in people holding positions of power, including, say, your boss?
Megalomaniacs seek power because they believe they have grandiose abilities, even omnipotence. They obtain power because they are skillful manipulators. And yet, they choose to exercise power in different ways.
From resources around the web, including Monster.com, as well as our own observations, we have compiled profiles of different boss types, and designed this test for you to determine if your boss is a megalomaniac, or maybe even a good one.
05-27-12, 01:43 AM #2
I work at two jobs for the past several years and the questions on the test at this link do not adequately capture the superior personalities and leadership qualities of either of these fine persons.
They treat all people fairly and with respect, make correction through teaching and are capable of firmness when all else fails. Hard working persons of integrity, I could not ask for better bosses and mentors.
05-27-12, 03:01 AM #3
My boss is just an idiot who hasnt realised in spite of it being pointed out to him on innumberable occasions that the reason people are willing to work overtime for his 2IC and the reason people are turning down extra money for him is that he has no common curtacy. Cant seem to realise that if you want people to stay back its polite to ASK them, preferably about an hour before hand so they can let there other half or there parents know. Same goes for starting early, when you know a day in advance its not polite to call someone and say "can you come into work 5 min ago"
05-27-12, 08:41 AM #4
According to the tests, none of my bosses have been megalomaniacs.
Some of them were idiots (too many years of government work) and a couple were back-stabbers (turns out that the private sector has flaws of its own) but most did their best and tried to treat us fairly.
I didn't try to apply it to myself, but I was a manger for many years and most of my staff seemed to trust and respect me. I had one psycho and one certifiable moron (did I mention working for the government?) and I didn't get along too well with them. In fact I got such a reputation for being a skillful manager that everybody else sent their hard cases to me.
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