Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Ten Habits of Incompetent Managers

How do you identify the members of your team that could sink it?

Thanks to Margaret Heffernan and Fast Company here's an expert's tips on some of the signs you should look for.

One of my favorite warning signs, which seems like a no-brianer but makes perfect sense, is also something one should seriously consider whether you're looking to work for or hiring an agency.

Inability to hire former employees: I hired a head of sales once with (apparently) a luminous reputation. But, as we staffed up, he never attracted any candidates from his old company. He’d worked in sales for twenty years -- hadn’t he mentored anyone who’d want to work with him again? Every good manager has alumni, eager to join the team again; if they don’t, smell a rat.

To me, it's really all about relationships. One of the things I'm most proud of is the fact that I'm still working on various projects with folks I've known and trusted for over twenty years.

Check out the whole article over at
Fast Company.

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