When writing Build it, a conversation between the authors developed discussing the effects on the home life of bad bosses. Debra recalled a terrible boss and the real effect that it had on her personal and home life. We talk a lot about the upsides of employee engagement for everyone, but this conversation reminded us of the deep, personal impact of bad bosses.
The phrase ended up on a t-shirt that Glenn wore to a conference. Many people asked where they could get one, it became hugely popular and that spawned a range of merchandise - our most requested by far!