Management Tip of the Day: Don't be a martyr boss

Tue Oct 12, 2010 10:05am EDT
 
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BOSTON (Reuters) - The Management Tip of the Day offers quick, practical management tips and ideas from Harvard Business Review and HBR.org (www.hbr.org). Any opinions expressed are not endorsed by Reuters.

"The best bosses shelter their people from disruption and stress. But you shouldn't put your employees' happiness first all the time. Sacrificing yourself will only lead to burn out and resentment. This is especially true if you have weak or destructive people on your team. Whether you hired or inherited them, your job is to help them improve - and if they don't - to help them move on."

- Today's Management Tip was adapted from "The Boss as Human Shield" by Robert I. Sutton.