by Sally Forth >>
- Hold a motivational meeting with your team, then go out for a long lunch while they get to work.
- Tell Jim that you are too busy right now to listen to his suggestion on how to improve things in the office.
- Listen to Jim’s suggestions on how to improve things in the office, say “That’s great, Jim” and then do nothing about it.
- When having a conversation with Mary, keep glancing at her chest.
- Reinforce the firm’s policy on social media, and then be caught on Facebook when a team member comes by your desk.
- Take credit for a good idea that one of your team members thinks up.
- Arrive 15 minutes late for a meeting you are chairing.
- Telling your team what they have to do, but skipping why it’s important or how it fits into the overall schedule.
- When you fall behind schedule, blame your team.
- Failing to take personal responsibility for rework your team has to do.
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