When I was assigned my first team as a new manager, I felt excited. I now had two smart individuals to help me figure out how to complete a new project which I had no idea how to tackle.
I was going to become that cool boss I never had.
Instead of tedious tasks, I would give them challenging and rewarding assignments, immerse them in strategic discussions and involve them in making some of the important decisions.
With all this in mind, I divided the work the next few weeks and sent my employees off to express their creativity.
My approach completely backfired.
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