Being in the CFD trading industry is stressful and hectic as it is, but sometimes, the stress gets even worse when you have a toxic boss. Ever had a manager or supervisor who you believe should undergo leadership training? If so, you are not alone as many Australian employees have experienced or is experiencing being under the rule of a dictator-like boss or supervisor. They say you can choose where to sit inside the transit, but you cannot choose the person who will sit beside you. This is particularly applicable to the employment sector – you cannot choose your boss or superiors – you have to deal with it.

How would you know whether or not your boss, manager, or supervisor is not a good leader? How would you know that you are just being judgmental about his or her way of leading your department or company? How would you know if he or she is a good leader but you just fail to notice it?

Here are some of the red flags you should take note of to know your boss is not particularly a good leader:

A good leader is a good listener. This may sound clichéd but it is the real deal. Leaders who listen and consider the ideas given by their members are more likely to solve the team’s problems because he does recognize that he doesn’t know it all. Also, by listening, you allow the spirit of camaraderie alive in your team, inspiring productivity and boosting the morale of your members. Favoring particular employees and singling out others is not a good move by any leader. By doing this, he clouds his decision-making abilities, favoring others even though they have done something wrong, and singling out the rest even though they have something commendable. If you have this personality, then you should review your leadership skills otherwise you will demoralize your team.

Slacking or having lack of interest in the CFD trading industry is a cancer in the workplace – it could affect many employees, most especially if it is the leader doing such banality. Superiors should be the most enthusiastic, active, and dedicated individuals in the workforce because they are the ones leading their company. If they slack or loses interest in the things they do, it will create a domino effect with the regular employees at the receiving end. If your superior does not commit mistakes, he is not a good leader. This does not literally mean that your superior is perfect, but somehow he finds his way out to the mistakes he did, pointing others. Mistakes are a learning curb, and it is important when it comes to leadership training. Admitting mistakes and learning from them is the work of a good leader.

Complaining about the littlest and most trivial things is not good in any company. If your leader is the type of person who easily loses his composure because of problems, issues, or challenges, even the minor ones, he may not be the best leader to have. A good leader is someone who is willing to take challenges, someone who is driven by challenges. Instead of complaining, a good leader finds ways to solve the issues in an effective and earnest manner.

If your leader does the mentioned, chances are, your team or department is experiencing garden variety of workplace issues. You have to deal with it because it is part of the realities of being employed. However, do not be discouraged as leaders can also change for the better. They may undergo leadership training and realize their mistakes, and eventually become good leaders.