Bad bosses can help you become a great boss: Study

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New Delhi, Dec 05 (ANI): According to a recent study, abuse and mistreatment by those at the top of an organisation do not necessarily lead to abusive behaviour by lower-level leaders. Sometimes, bad bosses could turn you into a great boss. The study found those who relied on their morals and integrity to defy their manager's abusive approach felt encouraged to prevent it from moving beyond their bosses. The findings of the study are published in the Journal of Applied Psychology. Through multiple experiments over several years, the researchers examined the differences in attitude and behaviour of supervisors who had been abused by superiors and those who had not and, in turn, how each group treated their employees. They found that abused supervisors who purposefully distanced themselves from their manager expressed respect and kindness toward their own employees, despite the poor treatment they received from their own boss.

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