9 things employees hate most about their bosses

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You might not be communicating effectively.

If you're getting the sense that your employees secretly hate you and you're wondering why, it could be your communication style.

According to a recent poll of about 1,000 US workers by Harris and Interact, a communications consultancy, 91% say communication issues can hurt their relationship with their boss.

The employees surveyed voted on the top nine communication issues that bug them about their managers. We spoke with Lou Solomon, CEO of Interact, about why these behaviors are so irksome and how managers can tweak their leadership style to be more effective.

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Here's the list of troublesome leadership behaviors, in reverse order.