7 Deadly Sins for Bosses
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If you're a boss, there are Seven Deadly Sins that can destroy your effectiveness and your reputation. Here they are, in no particular order.
Favoritism. Playing favorites poisons the team environment.
Arbitrariness. Team members need to know what to expect from you. When they don't know, they shift effort from working to protecting themselves.
Indecision. Part of your job is making decisions. If you can't or won't, get out of the way and let someone else have a shot.
Lack of communication. If people don't know what you want or expect, they will guess. This hardly ever ends well.
Lying. Why should they follow you if they can't believe you?
Letting problems fester. Problems do not heal themselves. They get worse.
Acting like it's about you. It's not. It's about accomplishing the mission and caring for the people.
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