You Don’t Prioritize
If everything is important, the team can’t focus on critical tasks.
Force yourself to rank each task, dividing them evenly between high medium, and low. Honor that list.
You Treat Them Like Employees
If you know nothing about your team as people, they know it.
Take the time to learn some details. No faking this one.
You Don’t Fight For Them
When you don’t stand up for people, you lose their trust.
Get someone that raise they deserve. Get that cool new project approved. Let them know.
You Don’t Model Balance
You say weekends are precious for families, then bombard them with email on Sunday afternoon.
Take a day off — or learn how to do "delayed send" so your messages won’t go out until Monday morning.
You Never Relax
Negative or stressful energy transfers to others.
Let them know you’re human. Laugh, when appropriate.
They have no room to make decisions on their own.
Pick a few low risk projects; commit to doing nothing unless being asked for help.
You’re A Suck-up
This shows a lack of spine — and could mean you expect the same from them.
Try kicking up, and kissing down.
You Treat Them Like Mushrooms
In the dark, fed manure.
Share information within reason. You aren’t 007.
You Don’t Get Your Hands Dirty
You’re great at assigning work. Doing work? Not so much.
Pick a smaller project and do it yourself.
Flip-flopping is not leadership.
Acknowledge you might make a mistake, but move ahead.