Things Workplace Leaders Don’t Do

This post is a short and sweet reference to another succinctly stated Blog post.  Although I’m not a huge fan of the dummy-down cartoon-version Blog craze,  sometimes, those little at-a-glance articles do squeeze in some noteworthy information. In this case, a BNET article caught my attention about The 5 Things that Great Bosses Don’t Do They are:

  1. Conducting annual performance reviews
  2. Apologizing for not apologizing sooner
  3. Holding meetings with employees to solicit ideas
  4. Creating employee development plans
  5. Calling in favors

I like this list because some twisted manager and HR types preach the very opposite– These five things, they say, are behaviors you would expect from good bosses. They insist that to not do these 5 things is bad, bad, bad, boss behavior.  But such HR-flip is flop.  I am particularly beholden and grateful for the mention that formally documented performance reviews and employee development plans are an HR-concocted waste of everyone’s time.  Great Bosses provide continuous, ongoing feedback and are well homed on their employees’ development needs. I have long recommended that personnel administrator types Switch HR without Apology on that count.  Here’s my take from previous Blog posts from my consulting practice:

.

[bquote_right]Great Bosses provide continuous, ongoing feedback and are well homed on their employees’ development needs.[/bquote_right]

.

My old Blogs are a lot more detailed than BNET’s summary-bites.   Together they make the point:  Don’t do what you do do. Switch HR!

0 replies

Leave a Reply

Want to join the discussion?
Feel free to contribute!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

* Copy This Password *

* Type Or Paste Password Here *

11,956 Spam Comments Blocked so far by Spam Free Wordpress

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>