Treating your employees poorly is not only lousy leadership, it’s bad for business.
1. If you’re a manager, supervisor, leader — anyone who has a team, and you treat them poorly, that’s one strike. You’re messing up your role.
2. If you can’t recognize that a poorly treated team is going to reduce productivity and negatively impact the business, that’s two strikes. You’re messing up your fiduciary responsibility to the success of the organization.
3. If you’re confused by parts 1 and 2 and think others are there to serve you, that’s strike three. You have a poor concept of leadership and should return to an individual contributor role immediately before you cause more damage.
It’s not too late. You can manage better and lead well … if you want to.
If you don’t, someone else will.
Also published on Medium.