11 Things Managers Should Never Say to Their Teams

I don’t have time to talk right now. That’s not important. Leave your personal issues at home. I don’t pay you so I can do your job. 

Have you ever made one of these statements to someone you supervise? Or, have you ever said something to one of your supervisees that you wish you hadn’t? Probably everyone who manages others has at some point said something that they wish they could take back. Sometimes what seems like a good thing to say could be quite damaging. Often, what you say to your team (and how you say it) comes down to your management style. Have you ever wondered how your management style could be affecting your organization? According to this article, a management style that is centered on coaching rather than criticizing can help teams stay motivated to excel.  Managers who coach their employees — who actively work with their direct reports to refine strengths and compensate for weaknesses — are managers whose teams get positive results. This infographic pulls together eleven things managers should never say if they want to inspire, motivate, and better engage with their teams. It also includes ideas about what to say instead, and how to apologize if you get something wrong.