By Darryl Rosen
You glance down at an incoming text while an employee is talking to you. DUMB! Or you bark “Just get it done!” to your team and then walk away. DUMB!
According to a recent CareerBuilder poll, 58% of managers received no training before starting the job, which often results in avoidable management missteps like these.
Even smart, well-trained managers make dumb mistakes. But the difference between dumb managers and smart ones is that smart managers notice when their people are unmotivated or uninspired. They work at making small behavioral changes to correct the common management mistakes that are impeding their performance.
Here are seven dumb mistakes managers make, followed by what you should do instead. Any of these sound familiar?