11 Habits of Highly Ineffective Managers

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2. Managing Numbers, Not People

Weak bosses spend more time with their spreadsheets than with their employees. While they give lip service to employee morale, they're all about the bottom line--even if it means making everybody miserable.

Strong bosses see the numbers not as a reason for for managing employees but as a measure of how well those employees are managed. These bosses consider coaching to be top priority and trust that investing in people will cause the numbers to improve.