1. Make your employees come in on their days off even when you know there is no real work to be done.
2. Call them when they are on vacation, not unless the office has burned down, in which case the call is moot anyway.
3. Be biased, play favorites or show partisanship when dealing with your subordinates.
4. Hog your employeesâ€™ limelight, or more specifically, take credit for ideas that are not yours.
5. Monitor every aspect of your employeesâ€™ work. Peering over their shoulders every few minutes, or worse, hooking up hidden nanny cameras to spy on them in your absence is as good as wearing a sandwich board saying â€œHate me, I deserve itâ€. Remember, just as a watched pot never boils, an over-supervised employeeâ€™s creativity and productivity are stifled.