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Old 01-07-2009, 08:34 PM   #9
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Yeah, I agree that's usually the case. In a leaderless group, even with just a few people, there's a risk of people not seeing eye-to-eye, and the project becoming hopelessly mired in disagreements, and that risk multiplies with each additional person.

Speaking of bosses, though, another problem I've seen is inability to delegate responsibility. In a company I worked for, the boss would insist on micromanaging everything, with the result that she was a terrible bottleneck, because every slightest thing had to be okayed by her. On top of that she would change her mind frequently after much work had already been done based on her previous directions, so I and other employees would have to do things over. Things got done at a glacial pace. It was incredibly frustrating. =P
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