How the Sins of Management Hurt Team Performance

How the Sins of Management Hurt Team Performance

How the Sins of Management Hurt Team Performance

Sin #1: Fear  The buck stops with the boss. Meaning he or she won't move forward on anything due to self-inflicted panic over uncertainty.

Here's a not-so-well-kept secret about bosses that every worker should know: They suffer from the same human failings that everyone else does. Sometimes, these flaws emerge because there is so much about department success or failure that they can't control, and they feel helpless. At other times, there are inner impulses that lead them away from core qualities that respected leaders exhibit. Either way, these traits will drag down your team's performance. The book, HeadTrash: Cleaning Out the Junk that Stands Between You and Success (Emerald Book Company/Available in May), examines the following six "sins" of managers—specifically, how bosses convey them to the staff and the resulting damage they cause. Every action triggers a reaction, after all. In this case, co-authors Tish Squillaro and Tim Thomas illustrate how these sins hurt employee performance, which may eventually derail the career of the boss. Squillaro is an executive coach and CEO of Candor Consulting. Thomas is a leadership coach and founding partner at Makarios Consulting.

Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.
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