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You've heard the truism: Employees don't leave jobs or companies, they leave managers and bosses. (Nearly two-thirds of employees have left a job or plan to leave because of their boss.)

Employees ascribe the following traits, among others, to bad managers: self-absorbed, arrogant, untrustworthy, selfish.

On the other hand, employees describe good managers as leaders, ascribing to them the following traits, among others: supportive, trustworthy, respectful, communicative.

There are consequences to bad leadership, of course, and sometimes unhappy employees are the least of them: Poor leadership can destroy corporate departments, even entire organizations (heck, even entire economies and countries).

The following infographic delves into what makes a good leader, the difference between managers and leaders, the problems caused by poor leadership, and how one can become a better leader and boss.

Whether you're an employee who aspires to management position or you're a manager who aspires to leadership, check out the infographic designed by infographic agency NowSourcing for Online PhD Degrees, an informational resource on online PhD programs.

Habits of highly effective leaders

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Vahe Habeshian is the director of publications at MarketingProfs and a longtime editor. Reach him via vahe@marketingprofs.com.

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