As we enter cold and flu season, staying healthy is something a lot of us are thinking about. We’re quick to cite tight quarters or a fickle office heating system for our symptoms, but unfortunately, stress—especially work-related stress—can work against the best of plans to stay well. One surprising cause of illness? Your boss! In this article, author Amy Rees Anderson talks about a study showing that people with bad bosses and managers were more likely to experience troubling physical symptoms of stress and to suffer from conditions like coronary heart disease. The article also offers a list of signs your boss may be a “bad” boss, such as:

  • They don’t communicate a clear vision for the future
  • They lack enthusiasm and passion for the work the company is doing
  • They pick and choose who they will value rather than valuing the team as a whole
  • The fail to communicate clear expectations

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