(Editor’s note: This was one of the top viewed stories of 2014. We’re rerunning it as part of a look back at the articles that captivated our readers the most.)
A few years ago, I wrote an article called “7 reasons your employees hate you.” It was a missive to managers struggling as their career paths thrust them into roles where driving behavior from others was the focus of their job.
Of course, we’re all interested in our career paths. And unless you’ve started your own company, you’ve got a boss. For many of us, that boss holds the power to help you on your way down that path—as long as you don’t piss them off.
The truth is, I don’t hate any of my employees. I only hire people I really like. Yet, over the years, I’ve certainly seen a few behaviors that have ticked me off. Here are seven of them.
You throw coworkers under the bus
Some people will tell you that politics are inevitable in business. They take this as permission to throw colleagues under the bus in an effort to make themselves look good at their “competitors” expense.