Time To Be Honest: Are You Really an “Askhole” Boss?

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Mar 4, 2016
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Are you an “askhole” boss?

The actual definition of an askhole is someone who constantly solicits feedback or opinions, and then goes ahead and does whatever they were going to do in the first place, basically treating the feedback that you solicit as if it were never given is being an askhole.

Sad to say, bosses are very often guilty of this.

The signs of being an askhole boss are so common, that it can be hard to identify through self-assessment, so I’ve taken a moment to define some of the characteristics so that leaders can more accurately reflect on the issue.

3 clues that this may be you

The tools, processes and latest best practices for soliciting feedback from employees actually seem to be working! Employees who are empowered with a voice, either through reviews, surveys or open door communication polices, are taking advantage of these opportunities.

This article is part of a series called Classic TLNT.