• Home
  • Management
  • Startup/Entrepreneur
  • Gamechangers
  • Tech/E-Commerce
  • Career
  • Global Business
  • Women's Business

  • What Kind of Leader Are You: The Good and the Bad

    Here are seven of the ugliest management tactics in the business world, along with better ways to handle the challenges. Make sure you’re following the better example.

    The ‘Development Opportunity’
    2. The Sacrificial Victim
    3. The Rock Fetch
    4. Promise the Moon
    5. Trot Out the Bogeyman
    6. ‘My Hands are Tied!’
    7. ‘You’re a Professional!’

    Managing people is a difficult job–so difficult, in fact, that some bosses resort to shortcuts and dirty tricks.

    Here are seven of the ugliest management tactics in the business world, along with better ways to handle the challenges. Make sure you’re

    Courtesy: Galina Barskaya/PhotoXpress Free Images

    following the better example.

    Challenge: You need an employee to take some donkey-work assignment that’s way outside the employee’s job description.

    A lousy manager … paints a rosy picture of how impressive the project will look on the employee’s resume. Best-case scenario is that the employee will not only do the grunt work, but actually feel grateful.

    Better approach: Make it clear that the crummy assignment is beyond the call of duty, that you appreciate the extra effort, and that it’s not going to be a regular thing.

    Read Full Article in Inc.com

    Good luck.

    Calvin Wilson
    Founder and CEO
    Upstart: Business and Management for 20-40 Year Old Professionals
    calvin.wilson1@verizon.net
    http://twitter.com/Upstart__Nation

    Filed Under: Management

    Tags:

    About the Author:

    RSSComments (0)

    Trackback URL

    Leave a Reply

    You must be logged in to post a comment.