We've all probably dealt with a bad boss. Someone who was capricious, malicious, disengaged, unqualified or just mean. One way out is to quit, leaving the problem and the situation to someone else. Another way to deal with the situation is to simply give up, become complacent, demoralized.

When I've been confronted by this situation, I have chosen a different path, seeking to learn what I can from the situation. How not to respond to challenges, how not to treat people, how not to exhibit leadership.

As Bridgette points out, a bad boss impact morale, engagement, and the bottom line. Sometimes the company can see it, leaving it to us to deal or flee.