An Opposite View
(Please note this is an opposite view!!)
Do you recognize someone
on this list? Just make sure it's not you!
to de-motivate members of your team
Make the players feel small and stupid.
out their ignorance will not only get their attention, but it shows them
just how smart you are. Remember to demean them with language such as,
"I can't believe you don't know how to do this! In your position you
should know how to do without being told!"
I can give that job to a child to do!
is more effective for getting people to jump through hoops. You can be
unassuming and say: "If this doesn't improve, I'm going to have to
make some changes." Or,
be forceful, if you really want to light a fire under them: "If you
can't do this right, maybe I should find someone who can."
Ignore their requests and suggestions.
their request is petty (and you think most of them are) ignore it
altogether, they usually are silly requests. It's the best way to show
them just how important and busy you are. If it's a major request, make
them wait until you get around to doing it. After all, they need to
understand there are far more important things on your "To Do"
list than an appeal from a lower-level team member who has no influence
over you and your grand life.
Let them know that their complaints are insignificant!
you do, don't listen to their complaints. They will only come to you and
whine more. Wave them away like buzzing gnats, a petty nuisance in your
busy day. Their complaints are probably about fairness and respect and
having a voice in what happens. which doesn't really count, as much
winning the big games and making you look great.
Keep them in their place below you!
Keep them in the dark keep all the power.
don't need to know very much about what goes on. They will be far more
efficient if they just stick to doing their own jobs and don't stick their
noses into the your strategy, goals and plans. It
doesn't concern them. If
changes are going to be made, it's better to announce the change rather
than involve the team beforehand. It's so much easier to just make the
change than to endure everyone's opinions and ideas. That would take far
too long and they might want to change your plan.
Youve been there and know it all!
Dont give too much praise -- it will go to their heads.
they don't know how they're doing, it's easier to keep them under control.
You can keep them off balance and wondering if they are any good. This works especially well with children! That way, they will
always be trying to please you and they'll work harder. Besides, if you
compliment their work too much, they are going to expect more and then you
will need to always praise them. Better
they should praise you!!
Be quick to point out faults and mistakes.
must be extra vigilant, since most can't be trusted to have high standards
like you do. They all want to be like you! Don't spend too much time on
the front end of a plan, explaining what you expect, since it's too time
consuming. Instead, you can point out everything that's wrong and show
them how superior you are. Dont
teach wait till mistakes are made.
Don't deal with team conflicts.
them and hope they can get along like grownups. If you ignore conflicts,
they usually go underground, so you don't have to hear about them. If the
conflict keeps surfacing, just demand that everyone get along -- or put
everyone in a room until they resolve it -- and that should take care of
the problem. Or just let the
Identify your favorites and treat them well.
is a great technique for letting people know that if they get on your good
side, you'll do some favors for them and they'll get what they want. This
creates an incentive for others to bend over backwards to be your pal.