How many managers do you know who have no management skills? I bet it didn’t take long for you to come up with several. It’s quite the phenomenon, but today I’m more interested in their ability to damage a business. A manager has a lot of leeway in how things are done. Consequently, it is important for the manager to be invested in the success of the company or the project.
If a manager is incompetent, it’s obvious how they can damage the business. What about if the manager is all about themselves? If this is the case, they can deliberately make sweeping changes to a business which will run it into the ground. I have seen this done.
So what attitudes should make you consider cutting your losses before it’s too late?