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Here's How Bosses From Hell Helped 6 Entrepreneurs Grow

From control freaks to being uncooperative, founders share what they learned from their worst boss.
Michele Marconi

In business, sometimes the most valuable lessons come from the worst teachers. We asked six entrepreneurs: What's the greatest thing you learned from a bad boss

Related: The 6 Most Familiar 'Bad Boss' Types and What to Do About Them

1. Bring everyone in.

“A former boss was very hierarchical and discouraged . Everyone reported directly to her, and were practically prohibited. It meant that only our boss had the full picture -- we missed a lot of opportunity for alignment and cooperation. Today at our company, it’s a priority to hold regular team meetings and foster a strong culture of collaboration. It’s crucial that our team members weave collective sharing into the fabric of their day-to-day interactions.”

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