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Be Cautious! Your Leadership Style May Backfire

Strategies meant to motivate people in the workplace may have unintended consequences. Your values and virtues that define your leadership abilities can also have a dark side. This might be a dangerous way to run your business. Becoming a true leader demands an incredible amount of self-awareness. In this article at The Enterprisers Project, Ginny Hamilton explains some behaviors that leaders must eliminate to foster positive IT culture.

Dangerous Leadership Styles

Micromanagement

Controlling bosses are among the worst types of leaders. Studies have indicated that employees picked ”micromanagers” as the top offense, followed by ”overly critical” and ”disorganized” leaders. Some micromanagers go to the extreme by monitoring employees” breaks and rewarding co-workers for reporting idleness on the job. These leadership styles will make the team members or employees less innovative, less productive, and resentful.

Overcommunication

A regular stream of communication is essential. However, communication shouldn’t always be about feeding out information. If you aren’t getting enough feedback, it could be a sign that you are doing something wrong. As a leader, you must be thoughtful about creating engaging dialogues with your employees. Set a deliberate mechanism for discussions so that your team feels more engaged and connected.

Lack of Empathy

Lack of empathy can cause stress and conflict. As a leader, you will run into trouble if you expect your team members’ attitude and goals to match your own. Therefore, demonstrate higher empathy levels when leading remote teams, especially during crisis time. Further, you must recognize their workplace challenges and offer solutions. Empathizing with your employees demonstrate that you are there for them and helps you build a lasting team.

Lack of Transparency

Lack of trust in the workplace directly correlates to a lack of transparency. When employees feel that you aren’t truthful, it leads to an unhappy workforce, further contributing to an unhappy work environment. Therefore, ensure to tell your employees what’s going on in the organization as a whole – even if there’s nothing significant to note.

To read the original article, click on https://enterprisersproject.com/article/2020/9/remote-leadership-style-mistakes?page=1.

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