Try this tip: Don’t repeat the mistakes of others.

Try this tip: Don’t repeat the mistakes of others. According to an Interact/Harris Poll of roughly 1,000 U.S. workers, employees identified the following seven communication sins leaders commit most.

  • Not recognizing employee achievements — reported by 63 percent of respondents
  • Not giving clear directions — 57 percent
  • Not having time to meet with employees — 52 percent
  • Refusing to talk to subordinates — 51 percent
  • Taking credit for others’ ideas — 47 percent
  • Not offering constructive criticism — 39 percent
  • Not knowing employees’ names — 36 percent
  • Refusing to talk to people on the phone/in person — 34 percent
  • Not asking about employees’ lives outside of work — 23 percent

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Excerpted from: Rosin, Lessons in Leadership, Part 1: Managing yourself 

 

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