Are You Crushing Your Employees?
Five common ways leaders unintentionally crush their employees' spirits
I admit it. Sometimes when I'm under the gun at work and feeling the pressure of all my responsibilities, I can get tunnel vision about accomplishing my own goals and forget how my behavior is influencing others. It's not that I'm trying to be insensitive to people, I'm just not being mindful or intentional in my actions.
I don't think I'm alone in this regard. It happens to every leader from time to time when we're under stress and reacting in the moment. It is during these occasions that we have a tendency to focus on the objectives of the task and minimize the people concerns. Who cares how people feel as long as the job gets done, right? Well, consistently behaving this way may help you check items off your to-do list, but it can come at the cost of crushing the spirits of your team members in the process.
Here are five common ways leaders unintentionally crush the spirits of their employees:
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