Powerful Lessons From Bad Bosses

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“Of all of the leaders out there in all of our industries a full 85% don’t get beyond the self authoring stage.” – Ron West

Episode 32: Powerful Lessons From Bad Bosses

We’ve all experienced less than stellar bosses.  What is your greatest bad boss war story?  What did you learn and how did a difficult encounter shape the leader you are today? John Rouda, IT Director at INSP, LLC, and Jeff Ton, of InterVision, dive into these very topics on this episode and include their own colorful narratives.  Jeff and John also discuss the value of mentor-ship and the value derived on both sides of the mentoring equation.

Time Stamped Table of Contents

1:32 John’s worst (or best) bad boss story

2:36 Lessons learned

3:10 Contagious bad habits

4:20 Struggling as a new leader

5:27 Managing former peers

7:20 The value of having a mentor

12:03Techniques for an introverted leader

14:31 Stepping out of your comfort zone

17:16 The value of a mentee

19:41 Building team community

23:44 John’s “IT Code”

26:34 Lessons from great bosses

28:01 Action items

29:55 Summary

John Rouda, host of A Geek Leader, podcast, is an IT Leader and Computer Science Professor.  Currently, he is an IT Director at INSP, LLC, and he teaches as an adjunct professor at both York Technical College and Winthrop University.  John is currently on the board of the Interface Cyber Security Conference and serves on the Board of Directors for Family Trust Federal Credit Union.  John’s pas experiences include more than a decade of technical management in both software development and network infrastructure.

John holds two masters degrees, one in business administration, the other in computer science and regularly speaks on technology, entrepreneurship and leadership topics at events and conferences, including a Tedx talk in 2015.

 

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