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Business Productivity Strategies for Success (Collection) by Daniel Silvert, Merrick Rosenberg, Mark I. Woods, Jerry Weissman, Martha I. Finney, Trapper Woods

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Truth 11. You could be your own worst employee

By the time most of us reach the place in our careers where we have the privilege of managing other people, we have already been subject to a variety of management styles. Few of us are lucky enough to have worked only for inspired, inspiring, wise, mentally healthy supervisors. Maybe your first “supervisor” was an overly strict parent who made you feel defensive and judged at every turn. Or maybe an early boss felt that his duty was to put you through the school of hard knocks—you know, toughen you up a little bit. Or maybe there’s a boss in your past who followed every new management fad, only to drop it abruptly when the strain of upholding the fad’s principles became too hard.

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