by Jeff Haden

Yeah, you’re in charge. Yeah, it’s your way or the highway.  And, yeah, your employees might hate you.  As a boss, you have a lot of power. But you need to be smart about how you use it. Here are seven things you need to avoid:

1. You make employees evaluate themselves.
2. You make employees evaluate their peers.
3. You pressure employees to make charitable donations.
4. You make employees go without food at meal times.
5. You make (however “voluntarily”) employees attend social events.
6. You make employees reveal personal information for “team building.”
7. You ask employees to do things you don’t do.Sure, maybe there are things you would do, but would is irrelevant. Actions–especially where leadership is concerned–are everything.

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