If your goal is to frustrate—or even exasperate—your employees, here are thirteen ways to do it.
- Don’t be responsive.
- Cancel meetings at the last minute.
- Reprimand them in front of their peers.
- Change your mind frequently.
- Don’t bother stating your expectations.
- Always ask for what they don’t have with them.
- Focus on superficial things rather than substance.
- Assign them work, then micromanage the process.
- Do all the talking.
- Never recognize them.
- Catch them doing something wrong.
- Communicate that you are the fount of all wisdom.
- Be moody.
There you have it. And if for some crazy reason you don’t want to frustrate those you lead, you can just invert these suggestions and do the opposite.
Author: Michael Hyatt