3 surefire signs your toxic boss is damaging your career (and your mental health)
Toxic bosses not only threaten your current role and career — they also threaten your mental health and wellbeing. Here are 3 signs that your boss is negatively impacting both.
1. They're communicating the wrong way.
A toxic boss may communicate with you often, but if they fail to provide clarify around big projects, fail to listen to you, or never check in with your progress — and your mental health! — they're actively working against your success.
2. They discourage work-life balance.
At first, it may seem like this boss is goal-oriented and really focused on getting work done. Yet a boss that doesn't value work-life balance is devaluing efficiency and setting their employees up for burnout.
3. As long as they're your manager, there's no growth in sight.
Your manager should be advocating for your professional development, whether there's a promotion available or not. If your boss doesn't let you take advantage of opportunities to grow — especially if you're the one pushing for them — you may be stuck in a toxic work environment.
What are other signs of toxic bosses? If you've ever had a toxic boss, how did you navigate the situation — and preserve your career and mental health?