Wednesday, September 14, 2005

10 Ways to De-Motivate Your Employees

by Sharif Khan

1. Don’t ask for feedback on how you can make things better.

2. Criticize your employees in public.

3. Do spend more time in your corner office not talking with your staff.

4. Don’t offer praise and recognition for improvements and work accomplishments.

5. Punish your employees for taking risks.

6. Don’t empower your employees to make their own decisions.

7. Do spend more time offering unsolicited advice instead of really listening.

8. Don’t offer any mentorship opportunities.

9. Don’t offer any opportunities for personal and professional development.

10. Do overwork your staff without offering any meaningful incentives and rewards.

Sharif Khan (; is a freelance copywriter, motivational speaker, and coach. He is author of, Psychology of the Hero Soul, an inspirational book on awakening the hero within and developing people’s leadership potential. Khan provides inspirational keynotes and leadership seminars to help people live heroically.
To contact Sharif directly, call (416) 417-1259.

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