Professor of Organizational Studies Sherry Moss found that while you might expect a low-performing employee to receive negative attention from their supervisor, sometimes bosses bully the high performers. She writes:
“Many researchers have studied the phenomenon of abusive supervisors, or what we’ll call “bully bosses.” The behavior of a bully boss can include a wide range of various forms of non-physical aggression, such as ridiculing employees, putting them down in front of others, accusing them of incompetence, blaming them, lying to them, or not giving them credit for their work.”
The essay was published, along with a quiz, in Harvard Business Review. Click here to read the full story.