How To Be The Boss From Hell
- Not being promoted until they are prepared, no more Peter Principle?
- Are learning from the younger generations that command and control only works in the military
- Working for companies who will not support leaders who don't support and care about their employees
Whatever the reason, I am glad to be experiencing this trend towards better more servant like leadership. Servant leaders think about others first. They have courage and are willing to make difficult decisions that may have a negative impact on them.
- Micromanage: Smart people become totally demotivated by being micromanaged. If you want to lose top talent, micromanage them.
- Uncontrollable emotions: Yelling and screaming excessively becomes an emotional drain to the people receiving the anger. Over time it will wear employees out and they will look for a more positive environment.
- Take All the Credit: There is nothing worse than accomplishing something and having someone else take the credit! Great talent won't put up with this for long.
- Blame Others: Mistakes are always someone else's fault. Really? Leaders need to take ownership and have the backs of their employees. Employees who feel abandoned will search for another opportunity.
- Different Rules: If you demand employees to follow policies and procedures, you better be following them yourself.
If you have retention troubles, you may be guilty of one or more of the actions above. And the one skill you have, as a leader, to overcome these behaviors is first to get real with yourself. Be open to feedback and observations from others around you. Don't get defensive when you hear something that makes you feel uncomfortable. Just thank people for their honesty.