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Are you too high-maintenance?

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in Leaders & Managers,Workplace Communication

If you want to keep the respect and affection of the people you lead, stay alert to the signs that you’re becoming a high-maintenance boss:
  • You ask them to “remind” you about something, as if you’re too busy thinking of “important” things to be bothered.

  • You waste their time. Example: Accepting phone calls—important or not—while you’re meeting with them.

  • You expect other people to adhere to standards that you don’t adhere to.

  • You delegate inappropriate tasks. Example: “Please pick up my husband’s suit at the cleaners this afternoon. I don’t have time.”

  • You operate from a basis of ignorance. Example: “I don’t really understand this issue, but I think you still have more work to do on it.”

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