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.
Don’t focus on relationships
Think about #1 first
Never ask for feedback
Don’t “love” the team
Looking ahead to the next job
Doesn’t invest in development
No standards & accountability
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 one of LinkedIn’s 2017 Top Voices in Management & Workplace. He is the CEO of LearnLoft, host of the Follow My Lead Podcast and author of F.M.L. Standing Out & Being a Leader. He has set aside 20 speaking opportunities in 2018 and there are only a few spots remaining, learn more here.