What can managers learn from watching the earnings of publicly traded companies?
“Plenty,” says Kathleen Brush, a 25-year veteran of international business and author of The Power of One: You’re the Boss, a guide to developing the skills necessary to become an effective, respected leader.
“When looking at the corporations reporting lower-than-expected earnings, you need to read between the lines. They are not going to admit that the reason is a failure of, but 99 times out of 100 that’s what it is.
“If you’re a boss examining your own lower-than-expected performance, instead of wasting time searching for scapegoats, look in the mirror. Most bosses unwittingly exhibit bad leader behaviors daily that cause their businesses to suffer.”
Here are four increasingly prevalent and damaging behaviors:
- The unethical boss: This is a category that doesn’t just annoy employees, it appalls them. As such, it’s a powerful demoti...(register to read more)