I’ve had the privilege of managing some great employees over the years and working for some inspiring managers. On the flip side, I’ve also had my challenges, to say the least. On my most optimistic days — I’d say that the good and the bad employees, managers or clients have all helped me evolve into the manager I am today. However, being self-employed means you have a little more control over deciding which relationships should be nurtured and salvaged — and which you can run from and just chalk up to just sheer insanity!

See if you recognize yourself — or have flashbacks of your worst nightmare of a manager, employee or client — in any of these. I’m mortified to say (or blessed? not sure) that I’ve worked for all these types. And some that embodied all of the above!

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