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Book of the Week – How To Tell If You’re An A**Hole Boss

The title speaks for itself. When you're the boss, sometimes it's hard to look objectively and tell if you're being an asshole. Take a deep dive into personal stories and experiences from Tamica Sears, an HR expert.

As a boss, it’s your job to get the best work possible out of your employees. Sometimes, the line can be blurred between being an asshole and a boss who wants to succeed. Tamica Sears, an HR consultant, aims to guide America’s leaders into becoming more inclusive, empathetic, innovative and authentic. Check out “How To Tell If You’re An A**Hole Boss” to make sure you’re not becoming the nightmare boss every worker fears.

What is your book about?

How To Tell If You’re An A**Hole Boss is a leadership self-help book. It’s comprised of stories about bad leadership behaviors that Tamica Sears has actually seen and have been a part of. There are different clues to look out for, such as “Your employees seem pissed off for no reason,” accompanied by other stories. These stories and experiences illustrate bad leadership behaviors and tips on how to improve the behavior.

Why should people read it? Who is the book for?

This book is for leaders young and old who want to be better leaders. Each chapter has questions for reflection and leadership tips to help move people through the leadership journey.

Most important takeaway:

“The world is changing, and if you don’t want to go the way of the dinosaur, leaders have to change as well.”

Meet the author

Bio Pic 1 Tamica Sears

Tamica Sears, the Corporate Fixer, is an HR consultant and executive coach. She is on a mission to change corporate America. Sears has 20 years of human resources, leadership development and coaching experience. She uses her skills to help leaders become more inclusive, empathetic, innovative and authentic. Sears guided organizations through mergers and acquisitions, organizational restructuring, strategy sessions, succession planning and the creation and implementation of leadership development programs. Her philosophy: HR professionals should be employee advocates. They should be focusing on giving employees the best employee experience possible. Leadership self-awareness is critical for business success. Identifying self-esteem is a common issue with many leaders.

Sears published “You Are Enough”, a book of motivational quotes designed to increase self-esteem, in 30 days. She has been a guest on numerous podcasts, workshops and conferences speaking about leadership development, the future of work, DE&I and self-awareness.

For more information about Tamica Sears and Sears Coaching, click here.

For more tips on how to avoid being the “asshole boss” and effectively lead your team, check out our interview with Missy Fulton for her thoughts on why you need a “people strategy.”

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