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Do You Have a Toxic Boss? Here's How to Tell. There are seven types of toxic bosses, and it's important to learn how to deal with each of them.

By Jessica Thomas

The past year has tested leaders in ways they've never experienced before, and there's no sign that's going to change any time soon. Your boss might've handled the pandemic with grace, making work hours flexible to accommodate family responsibilities, scheduling weekly check-ins and making sure you're staying afloat. Or, they might've done the opposite.

An estimated three-fourths of American workers say their boss is their primary source of work stress, pandemic or no pandemic. But, how can you tell if your boss is actually toxic and taking a serious toll on your mental and physical health?

Harvard's Barbara Kellerman breaks down the seven types of toxic bosses in her book, Bad Leadership:

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