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10 Things Managers should never do!

June 29, 2010

This is an old post from August 13, 2007 but I thought some new subscribers might find it of interest. It’s short and to the point.

1)Blame others

2)Play favorites

3) If your a sales manager don’t try to be one of the guys/gals

4) Berate team members

5) Be arrogant

6) Be disrespectful

7) Take credit for others work

8) Pit people against each other

9) De-motivate by being negative

10) Bully

Feel free to add your comments. I’d love to hear from you!

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  1. July 9, 2010 6:07 pm

    Hi, Courtney. The last manager that I had was the Senior Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing. When we traveled together in a car, he had the habit of talking on his cell phone to (unidentified) third parties about my peers. I had worked with these people for years, and knew them to be dedicated, intelligent, and pretty effective leaders.

    Yet my boss would absolutely decimate them (behind their backs of course) with me sitting right there. He would insult them in every regard, and then hang up the phone and not say a word about the conversation to me. Given that he pretty much discussed all of my peers, I was pretty certain that I wasn’t spared when I was NOT in the same vehicle with him. This was truly not a trust building behavior for a manager.

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