11 Habits of Highly Ineffective Managers

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11. Stealing Credit

Weak bosses find a parade and get out in front of it. They jump in at the end of a project, add a little bit of "management input," and then stick their name at the top of the victory presentation. If the project fails, though, the team "acted without my knowledge."

Strong bosses give their employees the credit for doing the actual work, secure in the knowledge that bosses contribute in subtle but essential ways: resolving conflicts, coaching individuals, and providing perspective. And they take the heat when things go wrong.

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