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Stuff I'll never do as a boss, again.

I've been reading a lot about building good corporate culture and trying to retain employees and recruit new team members.  I've been away from the team lead position for about 6 months but have been consulting with large organizations.  I've come up with a short list of things I'll never do and will probably do as a boss.  You might not agree but I hope as a member on a team I lead you will appreciate some of them.

I'll never pressure you to give to the United Way or other charity because your employer said so. 
I will try to work out schedules if you are donating your time and it doesn't really interfere with anything.I'll never ask you to do something I wouldn't do. 
I will ask you to do something because you are better at it than I am.I'll never pressure you into after work social events.  Not everybody likes free football tickets.
I might spread the word about a cool user group topic that is coming up though.  You really don't want the free t…