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The Leadership Trap

This week’s AM800 segment was on the subject of the leadership trap. This is the trap that many new leaders (and many experienced ones as well) fall into.

Basically the trap is that the manager solves all the problems and makes all the decisions. This stresses the manager and frustrates the employees. So what managers should do is ask the employees what they think and the decision that the employee would make. Then the manager can coach them until the employee is self sufficient. Once the employee takes on the responsibility, then the manager can use his or her time to make more important decisions, solve larger problems and plan for the future.

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