Lynnwood Mayor Don Gough is receiving national attention as one of America’s worst bosses in 2010.
Gough showed up as number eight on a list of 100 worst bosses as posted online at eBossWatch.
Gough’s behavior prompted an investigation in the city which folks who compiled the list must have read.
“Lynwood Mayor Don Gough was accused of subjecting five female top-level City Hall employees to an “intolerable” work environment. An internal investigation was launched after Gough’s former executive assistant complained about a hostile work environment where she was berated and belittled by Gough.”
Meanwhile, sitting at 43 on the list is Craig Ladiser, the former Snohomish County planning director who was fired after it was learned he had assaulted a woman at a golf tournament hosted by the Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties.
And at 86, is state Sen. Pam Roach, who was barred from attending Senate Republican Caucus meetings earlier this year because of her behavior toward caucus staff.
eBossWatch assembled a panel of workplace experts who selected and ranked the second annual list of America’s Worst Bosses.
The eBossWatch panel of workplace experts includes:
Linnda Durre, Ph.D., psychotherapist, business consultant, corporate trainer, national speaker, columnist, and author of Surviving the Toxic Workplace.
Kevin Kennemer, board member of the Oklahoma Business Ethics Consortium and founder of The People Group.
Catherine Mattice, trainer, consultant, workplace bullying subject matter expert and founder of Civility Partners.
Erica Pinsky, workplace consultant and author of “Road to Respect: Path to Profit.”
Marilyn Veincentotzs, organizational consultant, speaker, advocate, and author of “How Organizations Empower Bully Bosses.”