Learning From Your Boss’s Mistakes ~ Leadership & Staff Development

Give yourself a new job. You can continue working for your current employer, but your new job is as a freelance writer doing research for an article that describes how to run a business poorly. Be aware that it is necessary do certain things in order to make a business fail, and it is your job to research every one of them. Each mistake your employer makes should help you with your article.

Answering the following questions may give you some ideas.

1. Describe the managerial attitude that guarantees failure in business.

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2. List five actions that contribute to failure that you have already learned from your employer.

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3. What actions cause employees to feel as if they have failed?

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4. What are some of the things that your employer has done in the past that could have accidentally caused success?

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5. List three publications that may be interested in your article.

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6. How can you use this experience to help you do the work that gives your life meaning?

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