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Signs you might not be a good boss by Google

Google has done one of the most intensive research into management and come out with a list of signs, that shows you might have a problem in management of people, if you can say that you exhibit some of the bellow behaviour.

1. You find yourself frustrated when you have to coach an employee on a skill. Google’s study showed top managers are highly rated by employees for their coaching skills. 

2. You feel you must double-check every employee’s work. This is a form of micro-managing and is considered a very toxic trait.

3. You have no desire to know anything about your employees other than whether they’re doing their job right. Emotional intelligence is considered one of the highest predictors of success as a manager. Caring is vital to earning trust and respect.

4. You feel constantly behind and split in too many directions. Appearing out of control and unable to stay on top of your work is a sign of poor self-management. If you can’t manage your own effectiveness and productivity, you can’t expect others to do much better.

5. You’d rather stay in your office than converse with your team. Antisocial tendencies are a sign of someone who feels like a poor communicator.

6. You feel your employees’ career growth should be their concern, not yours.Investing in the success of your staff builds loyalty and employee retention. It also makes your employees more valuable to you.

7. You can’t plan for the growth of the department because you can’t imagine ever hitting your existing goals with your current team. Good managers always have a well-articulated vision for growth to convey to the team as a way to motivate them.

8. You hate that some of your staff have skills that force you to depend on them, because you don’t have those skills yourself. The best managers know their owns strengths and don’t feel threatened by the strengths of those on their team.

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