10 Reasons Your Team Hates YouBy Edward Cone
10 Reasons Your Team Hates You
You Don't Prioritize
If everything is important, the team can't focus on critical tasks.
You Don't Prioritize: The Fix
Force yourself to rank each task, dividing them evenly between high medium, and low. Honor that list.
You Treat Them Like Employees
If you know nothing about your team as people, they know it.
4. You Treat Them Like Employees: The Fix
Take the time to learn some details. No faking this one.
You Dont Fight For Them
When you don't stand up for people, you lose their trust.
You Don't Fight: The Fix
Get someone that raise they deserve. Get that cool new project approved. Let them know.
You Don't Model Balance
You say weekends are precious for families, then bombard them with email on Sunday afternoon.
Modeling Balance: The Fix
Take a day off -- or learn how to do "delayed send" so your messages won't go out until Monday morning.
You Never Relax
Negative or stressful energy transfers to others.
Never Relaxing: The Fix
Let them know you're human. Laugh, when appropriate.
They have no room to make decisions on their own.
Micromanagement: The Fix
Pick a few low risk projects; commit to doing nothing unless being asked for help.
Youre A Suck-up
This shows a lack of spine -- and could mean you expect the same from them.
Sucking Up: The Fix
Try kicking up, and kissing down.
You Treat Them Like Mushrooms
In the dark, fed manure.
Mushrooms: The Fix
Share information within reason. You aren't 007.
You Don't Get Your Hands Dirty
You're great at assigning work. Doing work? Not so much.
Clean Hands: The Fix
Pick a smaller project and do it yourself.
Flip-flopping is not leadership.
Flip-flopping: The Fix
Acknowledge you might make a mistake, but move ahead.