Things Bad Managers Do

Things Bad Managers Do Lying to cover for themselves when things go wrong: rather than facing up to bad personal decisions, the blame gets shifted onto others Putting their own ego ahead of what is best for the team or wider organisation: rather than sacrificing your own benefit and stature for the greater good Taking …

What Does Ineffective Management Look Like?

What Does Ineffective Management Look Like? The list could be endless but as a minimum try to avoid the following traps! Poor communication (content, style, approach) Disengaged and disinterested in the organisation and the team Toxic “atmosphere” Not sharing information Knowledgeable but no conviction Shows a lack of direction Lack of self confidence Lacks engagement …

What Poor Managers Do

What Poor Managers Do Manage the bottom line: having a total and unhealthy obsession with the financial aspects of activity. Making plans for every action: no spontaneity or learning is necessary! Move managers around frequently and at short notice so that they never get to know anything else but just general management. Never allow managers …

Flaunting Managerial Power

Flaunting Managerial Power What’s power if you can’t flaunt it? Forget the wider noble intentions – managers want to have power and be able to show that they have it for all to see. For most managers, management is about personal ambitions; power, money, status. One of the last taboos is to discuss how much …

Classifying Bad Managers – What’s Your Experience?

Classifying Bad Managers Going through your working life you will inevitably come across a range of managers and management styles; this is as certain as death, taxes and getting indigestion from poorly prepared seafood. To some extent it is worth reflecting and sharing the pain/joy of collecting a rich range of experiences which will inevitably …