11 Habits of Highly Ineffective Managers

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7. Refusing to Delegate

Weak bosses believe that delegating makes them less important. They therefore cling to their authority, relinquish it with great reluctance, and then micromanage the results, hoping (secretly) that the employees will conclude that the boss is essential.

Strong bosses know that delegating makes them more important. They realize that there's a limited amount of time in each day and every hour spent doing something an employee could do is just an hour wasted.