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A Good Boss or a Bad Boss?

Bob Sutton, Stanford University

According to author Bob Sutton, interviews are terrible predictors of what is going to happen in a working environment. However, there are some indicators to look for to determine if a prospective supervisor will be pleasant and effective. For example, listen to the number of “I’s” versus “we’s” the prospective employer uses when describing a project, advises Stanford Professor Bob Sutton. Are they a team player? Will they offer credit to others? An even better strategy is to find former employees and ask them about their day-to-day experience with the supervisor in question.