I know quite a number of businesses, non-profit organizations, and even churches where an over-controlling jerk of a manager is allowed to keep his or her job simply because they’re getting results. Either they’re making their quotas, running a profit, or keeping the donations rolling in, so they’re allowed wide latitude inside the organization. But trust me – whatever profit they’re making, it’s not worth it. Not just because we should honor and respect the hapless employees working under this jerk, and have some sense of integrity.
But because as soon as they get an opportunity, your best talent will run to a better job somewhere else. I’ve literally seen organizations stripped of their talent because of this issue. In fact, there’s a number of churches and ministries out there where talented employees have left and made other organizations highly successful. And if that’s not all, you’ll start losing the respect of your employees because you do nothing while they get beaten up.
No matter how good you may think these bullies are at their job, if you have one on staff, it’s only a matter of time before you implode. Take action, and do it now.