11 Habits of Highly Ineffective Managers

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8. Expecting Employees to Read Your Mind

Weak bosses believe employees will stay on their toes if they never know exactly what the boss is thinking. When such bosses provide feedback, its something like: "Nope, that's not it!" or "Back to the drawing board!"

Strong bosses are explicit and specific about what they want and what needs to happen. They explain exactly how every project will be measured, and intervene only when those measurements show the project is going awry.