Commiserations: You have missed the cut for the 2017 list of chief executives rated most highly by their own staff.
Perhaps your employees judged you "lazy", "rude" or "unprofessional" — all comments posted on the jobs site Glassdoor, which compiles its rankings from staff reviews.
Or maybe you ignored the advice of last year's most popular chief executives. "Be real. Be vulnerable. Care," suggested one. "Over-communicate," counseled another. "Create joint ownership," said a third.
Resist, though, the temptation to top the rankings by lavishing on your ungrateful staff policies to improve their work-life balance. Glassdoor's analysis of its own data suggests highly rated chief executives are more common at companies that have a lower work-life balance.
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Take Lloyd Blankfein, puckish chief executive of Goldman Sachs. His investment bank earns only 2.7 stars out of five for work-life balance ("Be prepared to say goodbye to family life, exercise routines and hobbies," comments one former technology employee). For reference, that is a lower grade than Sports Direct, the UK retailer denounced last year for imposing "Victorian workhouse" conditions on warehouse staff.