Source: Chron | Repost QBScott 7/7/2022 – 

John J. Pershing, a U.S. Army general in World War I, stated, “A competent leader can get efficient service from poor troops, while on the contrary an incapable leader can demoralize the best of troops.” This statement holds true for business leaders today. Leadership — whether good or bad — has a direct effect on the productivity and success of a company.                                                                                                                                                      

Bad Leadership Habits to Watch For

Poor leadership skills can ultimately ruin a company’s chance of success. The attitude and actions of a leader are often reflected by the employees. A manager who does not care about company goals, performs duties with minimum effort or has sporadic attendance shows employees that substandard job performance is acceptable. Poor leaders often lack communication skills, which creates a gap between management and employees. Communication between upper management and employees is key to motivating, inspiring and a building a working relationship with subordinate workers. A strong leader can inspire employees to take pride in their jobs and not just show up to collect a paycheck.

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Author: Scott Meister, CPA

I help small businesses, accountants, bookkeepers, office managers, and business owners with their accounting needs. I’ve used QuickBooks since 2002 and train folks on how to use it efficiently. I create high-quality video training tutorials for QuickBooks and post them on

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