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Practice what you preach

The Chameleon was the model employee. Everything his owner did, he would follow. However, his boss would often be infuriated at everything that the Chameleon did and yell and berate him. One day the Chameleon finally said after angering his boss, “I’m just following your lead and doing what you do.”

Lesson: This lesson is from the Rescue a CEO post “How NOT to Motivate Your Employees.” For leaders and managers one of the most important lessons is that employees follow their leadership. If leadership is lazy, disorganized or doesn’t set good examples then employees and staff will follow that lead. Set the example you wish your employees to follow.

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Offer Employees Feedback

The Chameleon followed everything that the leadership did and while he was always an average sales rep he never heard from his boss things that he could do better. Every day at lunch he would tell his co-workers, “I just wish I knew where I stood and what I could improve upon so that I can do better. I thought that was part of being a leader, telling us how we were doing and how we can improve.”

Lesson: This lesson is from the Rescue a CEO post “How NOT to Motivate Your Employees.” For leaders and managers one of the most important lessons is to offer you employees feedback. Understand what their goals are and help them to reach their goals. Also, make sure that you offer constant feedback so that employees know “where they stand.”

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