Why managers shouldn't emasculate themselves

04/24/2013 | SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Leadership

Too many managers publicly defer to their superiors on every decision or problem, and that erodes their authority and credibility, writes Michael Ryan. Rather than admitting that you don't feel empowered to act, it's better to say that you need more time to decide, then quietly consult your boss if necessary, Ryan argues. "Managers who repeatedly say that they have to check with their boss are just emasculating themselves," he writes.

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