Bad Boss? 7 Management Moves to Avoid

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5. Trot Out the Bogeyman

Challenge: You want reduce expensive employee turnover.

A lousy manager ... tries to keep employees in line through liberal application of fear. He'll email articles about high unemployment, bring up the possibility of a layoff at staff meetings, or even leave a copy of "The Black Book of Outsourcing" where employees might see it.

Better approach: Improve your hiring practices to find better fits for the jobs you need done. The better the fit, the lower the turnover.