Lessons from the UK's best (and worst) bosses

Lessons from the UK's best (and worst) bosses

We all know the old adage, ‘people leave managers, not jobs’ – but is it possible that people stay in a job because of their manager, too?

A survey of 100 professionals from CV-Library found that the majority (90.9%) believe it’s important to get along with your manager, and 80.9% get on well with their managers.

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Comments (2)

  • SB
    Mon, 13 Aug 2018 2:21pm BST
    Lovely acts done by managers but I find it slightly disappointing that one of the biggest factors was pay and financial reward.
  • Derek Mowbray
    Derek Mowbray
    Mon, 13 Aug 2018 1:17pm BST
    Never ever under-estimate the power of reciprocity. One of the stronger ways of developing engagement between employee and employer is for the employer to do something that's strongly valued by the employee when they are at their most vulnerable, as the stories show. This triggers a sense of indebtedness in the employee which they will 'pay' at some time in the future by providing something back to the employer that the employer needs at vulnerable times. These are life enhancing stories, lovely to read. The ones about appalling managers unfortunately show how poorly people are trained and developed as leaders - people need leaders, processes need managers. Leaders are role models, and this bunch, fortunately in one sense, went against the values of the employees involved and they had to escape.