There aren’t many things worse than having a bad manager. Not only does it make you dislike your job but it’s extremely demotivating to come into work every day. It leads to constant thoughts of changing jobs and quitting.
Recent statistics show 60% of new managers in the US fail every single year. Which means many professionals face this nightmare every single day. What must start to happen is professionals in management roles have to start upping their game. In order to do that, managers first must know what they are doing today that is causing them to fail in their job.
Here are 10 reasons managers fail and what you can do about it.
1. Don’t focus on relationships
2. Think about #1 first
3. Never ask for feedback
4. Don’t “love” the team
5. Looking ahead to the next job
6. No mentor
7. Poor meetings
8. Doesn’t invest in development
9. No standards & accountability
10. All command no choice
If you find yourself struggling as a manager and some of these reasons are a reality with your team, remember my favorite Latin term “Nunc Coepi” which means, “today I begin.” Start fresh today!
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About the Author John Eades is the CEO of LearnLoft, a leadership development company which exists to turn managers into leaders and create healthier places to work. John was named one of LinkedIn’s 2017 Top Voices in Management & Workplace and was awarded the 2017 Readership Award by Training Industry.com. John is also the host of the “Follow My Lead” Podcast, a show that transfers stories and best practices from today’s leaders to the leaders of tomorrow. He is also the author the upcoming book “Elevate Others: The New Model to Successfully Lead Today.” You follow him on instagram @johngeades.