10 surefire ways to fail as a leader

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If you want to fail as a leader, here are ten surefire ways. Any one might be enough but if you really want to turn your career into a smoking hole in the ground, you can do two or more of these toxic behaviors into a single, stinking mess.

  1. Reward ass-kissers.
  2. Punish truth tellers.
  3. Stay in your office and make people come to you.
  4. Put personal glory ahead of group success.
  5. Take the credit for any success.
  6. Blame others for any failures.
  7. Have all the answers.
  8. Don’t have any answers.
  9. Win every argument with others.
  10. Believe it’s all about you.

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