12.Management Pitfalls:

Avoiding the Most Common Complaints


Learning from the Mistakes of Failed Management Relationships

The bad management syndromes about which Xers complain the most have a common denominator: each attacks Xers’ individuality and personal power in their work and Xers’ corresponding pursuit of Self Building and self-based career-security. While the management practices highlighted here would not be welcomed by any worker of any age in any workplace, they are uniquely intolerable to Xers.

These bad management syndromes fall into six categories:

1. Poor time management;

2. Micromanagement;

3. Fear-based management;

4. Management without adequate feedback;

5. Unwelcoming corporate cultures;

6. Poor communication.

Let’s take ...

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