- Everybody always agrees with you. Because they don’t. They’re lying to you. And it’s your fault they are, because you make them.
- You talk more than you listen.
- Nobody who works for you owns anything by themselves. And I mean ownership as owning a task, having responsibility, being empowered to operate, make decisions, and – yes – make mistakes.
- You do all the work. Because you don’t, really. If you think you do, then you’re not giving others enough credit.
- You correct people more than you applaud people.
- You take more credit than you give.
- Achievement in your group is something you bestow on people, rather than something they achieve themselves in the objective numbers they’re responsible for.
- It takes your people time to think when asked what ideas you stand for, or what you believe in.
- You don’t get bad news quickly. That means people are worrying about how to tell you. People hide bad news or, worse still, spin it to look like good news.
- You criticize more than you collaborate.
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