What your boss shouldn't say

Updated 10:41 PM ET, Wed October 8, 2014
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"By announcing this fact, you negate it," says Darlene Price.
(Graphics by Inez Torre)
'The best leaders take responsibility for their actions. They don't point fingers.'
Leadership is not a solo act, suggests Price .
As U.S. basketball coach John Wooden once said, "It's what you learn after you know it all that counts."
This attitude inflicts fear into followers, curbs creativity, and inhibits innovation.
Successful leaders are passionate about innovation and finding a better way of doing something.
Great leaders know that results are produced through people.
The 'ends justify the means' is no excuse for deliberate deception or disregard of company policy.
Saying this doesn't make the bad news and surprises go away; it just means people sweep a time bomb under the rug.
This statement destroys drive and kills morale. It implies you're doing people a favor by employing them.