curated from Forbes – ForbesWoman
As writers and researchers, we typically focus our attention on companies and people who achieve great things, and lead people to extraordinary results. We love to share stories about how leaders somehow tug out the best and most unexpected results from their people. But, when we began talking about who the most influential people in our own careers have been, something strange happened—we started talking about horrible bosses. Ironically, some past bosses were actually so bad that they also brought out the best from us—not because we wanted to achieve great things for them, but because we wanted to achieve great things in spite of them.