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Ten Things A Good Manager Won't Ask Employees To Do

Millions of words have been written and published about what it takes to become a strong leader. We should talk about another aspect of leadership, which is the fact that it’s really hard to be a great leader because the corporate and institutional framework make it much easier to manage badly than to manage well. Every manager who isn’t the CEO of his or her own company has a higher-level manager to report to. That leader may not be keen on a strng leader’s desire to treat his or her employees like the adults they are. The higher-level leader may only care about production. It’s hard to be a strong leader because strong leaders have to speak their truth on a frequent basis, and that can be very challenging to do. We all know that it can be scary to tell the truth. Managers are no different from anybody else. They might hesitate to tell their boss when he or she is wrong, or to stand up for an employee. Yet strong managers do it all the time. It’s easy to look at a strong man