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The authors outlined four steps for making employees truly miserable at work, and readers wrote in with many more:

■ “Only take credit for successes. When things go wrong, make sure you know who to blame.”

■ “Have employees be responsible for something without giving them authority to get the work done.”

■ “Keep people in the dark and then criticize them for not knowing what is going on.”

In one sentence, what do you think is the No. 1 way to completely, utterly destroy an employee’s work life?

Or, on the flip side, what’s the best piece of advice you’d give your boss?

Share your #badboss or #bestboss advice with us here in the comments or on Twitter using either hashtag.

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