61% of Bosses Are Control Freaks -- With Female Bosses The Worst

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A new study reveals that nearly two-thirds of managers are considered to be control freaks, with women managers worse than men.

A study on employee management released today reveals that a whopping 61% of employees consider their boss to be a control freak.

Conducted by employee management expert, Anna Johnson – author of the controversial, soon-to-be-released employee management book, How To Manage People (Even If You’re A Control Freak!) – the study also reveals that:

-- 68% of employees with a female boss consider her to be a control freak.

-- 57% of employees with a male boss consider him to be a control freak.

The study involved 400 employees from around the world responding to a survey, “Is Your Boss A Control Freak?” located at http://www.howtomanagepeople.com/quiz.htm The majority of respondents (68%) had a male boss, while 32% had a female boss.

“I was stunned when I saw the results,” said Ms Johnson. “I always thought a lot of managers were control freaks – hence my book – but I didn’t realise that the vast majority were control freaks!”

According to Ms Johnson, a “control freak” is someone with a fundamental need to control what he or she does and what happens to him or her.

Ms Johnson was particularly surprised that so many women managers were regarded as control freaks.

“You wonder whether it’s because women managers really are more controlling… or because women in management positions are perceived to be more controlling…” she said.

Ms Johnson’s book How To Manage People (Even If You’re A Control Freak!) specifically aims to help managers -- especially those who are control freaks -- become more effective at managing people.

“Managing people effectively is often the key to having a successful and rewarding career or business… yet many people don’t know how to do it,” explained Ms Johnson. “My book gives executives, professionals and business owners practical advice about becoming better managers.”

To be released in June, readers can get a sneak peek by downloading Ms Johnson’s free report, “How To Be An Outstanding Manager -- The 8 Vital Keys To Managing People Effectively”, available at http://www.howtomanagepeople.com

About Anna Johnson

Anna Johnson is the author of the soon-to-be-released book, How To Manage People (Even If You’re A Control Freak!) (ISBN 0-9775175-0-0) (http://www.howtomanagepeople.com). Having worked as a copywriter for a major ad agency, a marketing manager for a global fast moving consumer goods company, and a lawyer with one of Australia’s largest law firms, she has managed people -- and been managed -- in small, medium and large organizations.

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