15 Mistakes Successful Leaders Know to Avoid

Much of what a business leader does can be boiled down to a handful of important skills. These include tackling workplace issues and problems, setting reasonably high expectations, and understanding how to motivate and manage people while effectively communicating with everyone.

Though there is no perfect formula for doing these tasks well, there are definitely practices you should avoid. The most successful leaders strive to develop a positive management style while avoiding negative leadership characteristics.

Use this list of “don’ts” to create your own best practices as a successful leader.

1. Think they know it all.
There is nothing worse than working for a boss who believes they know it all, and thinks everyone under them is there to do their bidding. The most successful leaders never assume they know more than the people they lead. They don’t claim to be experts in everything. Instead, they leverage the skills and knowledge of their workers

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