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    SIGNS YOURE A

    bad boss

    CANT

    MANAGE

  • If you aspire to be the boss, it's worth

    thinking about the attributes and

    qualities you need to do the job well.

    You want to be someone who is respected

    by your employer, team members and

    fellow managers, not somebody who is

    ridiculed for your incompetence.

    AVOID THE FOLLOWING

    COMMON MISTAKES OF

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    BUSINESS

    MANAGEMENT...

  • Be comfortable addressing peopleone-on-one and as part of a group

    Be sensitive when dealing with personal matters

    Be empathetic and understandingand provide support during

    difficult times

    If you cant communicate

    effectively with your staff,

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    YOU CANT BE THE BOSS.

    1INABILITY TO communicate

  • CONFIDENTIALITY

    IS IMPORTANT,

    however if you are seen to

    hide too much, it will be difficult

    for team members to trust and

    respect you.

    Keep people informed as to

    what is going on. Employees

    will appreciate the transparency,

    and this will also reduce the

    likelihood of damaging

    rumours spreading.

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    2TOO MUCH secrecy

  • If you respond in a different way

    whenever the same situation arises -

    according to your mood, or simply a

    whim - employees will struggle to take

    you seriously.

    You should have set policies and

    processes in place to ensure

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    3INCONSISTENT decision making

    FAIR TREATMENT.

  • You are ultimately

    responsible for the

    performance - individual

    and collective - of the

    people working under

    you, so there can be

    no passing the buck.

    If you try to claim the glory when one of

    your team members makes a valuable

    contribution, you'll quickly find yourself

    ON SHAKY GROUND.

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    4TAKING

    THE CREDIT

    & passing

    the buck

  • You have to give employees some

    autonomy in the workplace, in

    order to get the best out of them. If

    you're not confident in their ability to

    do the job to the required standard,

    then give the work to someone else.

    BETTER STILL, DON'T

    HIRE THEM IN THE

    FIRST PLACE!

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    5 PENCHANT FOR micromanagement

  • SOUR RELATIONS,

    6MAKING

    UNREASONABLE

    requests

    You can't order workers to arrive

    to the office early and stay late,

    nor work through their lunch

    hour.

    Nor can you cancel their annual

    leave at short notice - it will

    almost inevitably

    making it more difficult to

    maximise productivity going

    forward.

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  • You may think

    employees love your

    showmanship in the office,

    enjoy your quirky emails

    about irrelevant topics,

    and look forward to your

    bad jokes.

    CHANCES ARE,

    THEY DON'T!

    7LOVING THE limelight

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  • You must be seen to treat

    everybody as equal and give

    them fair opportunity to do their

    best in the workplace.

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    NOT MAKE

    FRIENDS.

    8 PLAYINGfavourites

    Your job is to manage them

    effectively, not make friends.

  • For more leadership and management advice like this, visit

    news.roberthalf.co.uk

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