Should you buddy up to your team?

03/24/2011 | Great Leadership

It's a bad idea for many reasons to try to be friends with those you manage, Dan McCarthy writes. For example, it can create a perception of favoritism or make it difficult for you to offer constructive feedback, he writes. "[T]he role of a manager transcends friendship and creates a boundary and potential scenarios that would never exist between true friends," McCarthy writes.

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