If you ask one of your key employees how you’re doing as a leader, chances are that you aren’t going to get a 100 percent honest answer. The employee probably isn’t going to tell you your faults, when you have the power to destroy his or her employment.
You may be asking why you should even ask such a question of your employees. After all, you’re the boss. But it’s simple, really. Research shows that more than 70 percent of the workforce is disengaged. Much of the cause of that disengagement oftem stems from the active dislike the employee has for his or her leader, often described as “the manager from hell.”
But none of these employees are going to risk their jobs to tell you that. And because of their reluctance, you may need to take a long, hard look at your behavior and be brave enough to recognize the signs that you aren’t doing as good of a job as a leader as you would like.
Here are 10 signs that you may, well, suck as a leader: